Ailing woman dies after ambulance gets stuck in traffic during Arvind Kejriwal-addressed AAP rally in Ludhiana

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Updated: December 12, 2016 5:07:04 PM

According to her family the ambulance got stuck in a traffic jam caused by the rally that was being addressed by Arvind Kejriwal.

The jam was reportedly caused by the joint rally of Aam Admi Party (AAP) and Lok Insaaf Party near the venue on Gill Road Sunday afternoon in Ludhiana. (PTI)The jam was reportedly caused by the joint rally of Aam Admi Party (AAP) and Lok Insaaf Party near the venue on Gill Road Sunday afternoon in Ludhiana. (PTI)

An ambulance got ‘stuck’ in a traffic jam due to which a 60-year-old woman lost her life. The jam was reportedly caused by the joint rally of Aam Admi Party (AAP) and Lok Insaaf Party near the venue on Gill Road Sunday afternoon in Ludhiana. Avtar Kaur,a resident of New Shimlapuri was admitted to the Grewal Hospital at Gill road on Sunday morning. The old woman was suffering from low blood sugar and loose motions. She was referred to Krishna Hospital at Model Town after her condition deteriorated.

According to her family the ambulance got stuck in a traffic jam caused by the rally that was being addressed by Arvind Kejriwal. Her son, Davinder Singh, alleged, “We were stuck in the traffic jam for 20-25 minutes. The jam was massive due to the rally and I repeatedly asked people to let the ambulance pass but none gave us way. She died in the ambulance.”

Singh blamed the political party for his mother’s death, and he protested later by lying on the road. DCP Dhruv Dahiya was quoted by Indian Express as saying that after the death of the woman, her family protested on road but they did not lodge any written complaint as of then and left after protesting for few minutes.

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Ashok Kumar, associated with Grewal Hospital also confirmed that due to traffic jam they were unable to move the ambulance and as the patient was in a serious condition she could not be saved.

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