Injured teen dies after being stalled to finish police paperwork

by Aug 22, 2012

In a shocking case, a youth died in Indore after medical treatment was delayed since he was stalled at a police station and asked to file a police complaint.

Nineteen-year-old Ravi Dangi and his friend Ankit Agarwal, 18, were stabbed by a group of youth on Tuesday when they objected to them troubling a girl, according to a Hindustan Times report.

“The girl was a like a sister to Dangi and Agarwal so they went to advise them not to tease her. Sanju first left the spot and then returned with three friends and attacked the duo with knives,” a police official was quoted as saying in the report.

Representational image. Reuters

Dangi and Agarwal were injured and bleeding when they were taken to the nearby Rajendra Nagar police station.

However, instead of being rushed to the hospital for treatment, the two were reportedly made to wait until a police complaint was filed.

According to a CNN-IBN report, Dangi spent  close to 40 minutes in the police station waiting while a police complaint was recorded.

The duo was then taken to a nearby hospital but Dangi succumbed to his injuries.

However, police officials attempted to deflect the criticism and said that they had waited for the ambulance to arrive to take the victims to hospital.

"We only took the name and address of the victim. He was in the police station for as long as it took the ambulance to arrive. We did not have any means to transport him to the hospital," a police official told Times Now.

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