After a security guard was crushed to death by a lorry carrying goods during the wee hours on Thursday in Subhash Nagar area, West Delhi, the Delhi Government announced a scheme where people who take accident victims to hospitals will be rewarded. A draft of the scheme has already been prepared, said the Delhi Home Minister Satyender Jain. An incentive will be announced in the draft. The move comes a day after the incident that saw no passerbys coming to help the victim for atleast an hour. Instead, a CCTV footage captured a rickshaw puller stealing the victim’s mobile phone.
Satyendra Jain also said that the proposal to reward helpers will be tabled in the Delhi Cabinet by the month end. The bill will later be sent to the Lt. Governor for its approval. According to Jain, people are afraid to take accident victims to hospitals for the fear of being interrogated by the police. The Supreme Court has also directed that the helpers should not be questioned or harrased by the police.
In the recent incident, the victim Matibul was on his way back home when he was hit by a speeding van around 3 am. The victim belonged to West Bengal and had rented a place to live near the Tihar village. A team rushed to the spot after the Police was informed about a body lying on the road.