'They threw her into a van like garbage', says man whose wife, child died in road accident

'They threw her into a van like garbage', says man whose wife, child died in road accident

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Jaipur Holding onto his young son as traffic streams past him, a man is seen calling out. Then he sits down, holding his head, the grief and despair shouting volumes on the mute security camera footage.
Near him, a pink sari outlines the body of his wife. 
The cars keep rolling by.
The callous indifference of those who drove by -18 cars passed without stopping according to some reports - has made Kanhaiya Lal Raiger's accident an international headline.
On Tuesday, the man who lost his wife and baby daughter after his motorcycle collided with a truck in a Jaipur tunnel shared details that make an impossibly bad narrative worse.
"The police arranged for a pick-up van, not an ambulance, and threw my wife into it like garbage and then took us to hospital," the 28-year-old said to NDTV on Tuesday morning.  The police has not responded to that accusation so far.
It took 20 minutes, he said, for the police to reach him.  By that time, he says, his 26-year-old wife and eight-month old daughter, had died.

The police claims that they reached the spot in six minutes, but refuse to furnish CCTV footage that could corroborate their version.
Mr Raiger and his son had minor injuries and were discharged from hospital yesterday evening. 
The four-year-old boy has been wailing for his mother, says Mr Raiger's father.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) points out that the company that manages the tunnel operates a control room where security cameras are monitored.   "People in the CCTV control room didn't inform the police... There was a delay of one and a half hours..." NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma said.
The truck that hit the family was found abandoned, the police said. The driver was arrested from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.
Story First Published: April 16, 2013 11:05 IST

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