New Delhi, Oct 18: Controversy over death of a 16-year-old girl has been ignited by a tweet which was posted by acclaimed chef Manu Chandra.
Chandra in his tweet raised concern regarding "call drops" issue in the country. He claimed that his mother Kumkum failed to contact Delhi Police due to call drops issue and the girl died before she reached hospital.
Writing on micro-blogging site Twitter, Chandra tweeted, "Desperately trying to call police and ambulance...the mother could do nothing because Airtel networks never there. Life lost. Airtel rich."
Absolute and utter BS. My 63 yr old mother rushed her to hospital after hearing cries of help. Bystanders looked on http://t.co/4qOHX0j4nL— Manu Chandra (@chefchandra) October 14, 2015
Desperately trying to call police and ambulance the mother could do nothing because #airtel networks never there. Life lost. Airtel rich.— Manu Chandra (@chefchandra) October 14, 2015
@chefchandra faced the attacker, took the victim to the hospital, called the cops and helped the mother and brother. Proud of you ma.— Kabir Chandra (@ChandraJr) October 14, 2015
To their credit, the Delhi Police were professional, organised, calm and not what one reads. But cops can't prevent all crimes - we can!— Manu Chandra (@chefchandra) October 14, 2015
Chandra's mother found four injured persons on road. Many people were present at the site but they did not move forward to help them.
Injuries of the girl were serious, hence, she (Chandra's mother) tried to call police. But she failed to contact the cops. Finally, her domestic help, who was not a professional driver, managed to drive a car and took the girl to the hospital.
However, the girl was declared brought dead. It has been reported that the girl was stabbed by her step-father over property dispute.
While the incident brought everyone's attention towards the apathy of the onlookers who refused to help the injured persons, the same also showed that how call drop issue barred someone to help the girl.
Now, the government of India started taking proper steps to handle the crisis over call drops.