In a sad incident in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, the Police used a garbage van to transport the body of a man who died under the wheels of a bus on June 1. The deceased, Devendra Prajapat, came under the wheels of a bus. Prajapat was a daily wage worker and slept under a city bus near the Barkatullah stadium on Tuesday night. On June 1, an unaware driver started the bus, and Prajapat was crushed to death on the spot.
When the locals saw the body, they informed the Police, and the officials reached the site. However, upon arriving, instead of calling an ambulance, the police caught hold of a garbage van and used it to transport the man's body.
Viral Video Acted As Evidence
The onlookers were shocked and recorded a video of the incident, viral on social media. Initially, the Police denied all claims of transporting the body in a garbage truck. However, later a probe was ordered into the matter after the viral video acted as a piece of evidence, NDTV reported.
SHO Jai Kishan Soni from Dev Nagar reportedly told his officers that since the crowd was beginning to gather at the spot, it was crucial to remove the dead body at the earliest. The Head Constable also said that they initially tried to arrange for a taxi, but they had to transport the body in a garbage van when they could not find one.
Detailed Report Within 15 Days
ACP Prem Dhande would lead the inquiry. The State Human Rights Commission has also sent a notice to the Commissioner of Jodhpur Police and the District Magistrate seeking a detailed report on the incident within 15 days.
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