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Death of five-year-old boy due to traffic snarl, Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights seeks report from traffic DCP

13/02/2020 at 4:51 PM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 13: The Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) has slapped notice to DCP (traffic) in connection with the death of a five-year-old boy who reportedly died after the ambulance shifting him to a Patia based private hospital got stuck in the traffic on Tuesday.

The Commission has asked the DCP to submit a report within seven days. Besides the Commission has also asked the authorities of the Capital Hospital to furnish a report on the incident.

OSCPCR Chairperson Sandhyabati Pradhan said that authorities of Capital Hospital and commuters on the road are equally responsible for the mishap. “This is a serious issue as traffic has been streamlined in the city. Had the engaged traffic cops on-duty been responsible, life of the boy could have been saved,” she said.

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