Saharanpur Police 'inaction': FIR against three suspended cops

Three policemen in Uttar Pradesh were booked  for refusing to take two wounded teenagers to a hospital because they did not want blood stains in their vehicle.

The policemen were earlier suspended over the incident.

The delay led to the death of Arpit Khurana and Sunny, both aged 17.

On the basis of a complaint by an eyewitness,  an FIR was registered against the policemen -Indrapal Singh, Pankaj Kumar and Manoj Kumar - at the Janakpuri police station late  on Friday night.

The  teenagers were on their way home on Friday night, when they lost control over their motorbike and crashed into a pole in the Beri Bagh area in Saharanpur district.

Locals had rushed to the scene and pulled the teens out of a drain they had fallen into after the crash.

The teenagers were seriously wounded, adding that the residents then informed the police on the 'Dial 100' service.

The policemen who reached the site apparently refused to take the teenagers in their vehicle to a hospital saying the jeep would be stained by the blood.

The residents then took the teenagers to a hospital in an autorickshaw but doctors there declared them 'brought dead'.

Saharanpur Superintendent of Police Prabal Pratap Singh said the  officers  were booked under IPC section 304 A (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

A departmental inquiry has also been initiated against the accused, he said.

The Dial-100 service  was initiated by the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure better policing through an increased number of vehicles, all painted in black.  The vehicles help respond to calls of distress.

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