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Courageous Javed succumbs at Safdarjung

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Apr 13 (UNI) Kishore Javed, the courageous teenager who saved many children from the inferno at the Victoria Park in Meerut, succumbed to injuries at Safdarjung Hospital here this morning.

The 18-year-old, who was shifted from Jaiswal Rai Hospital in Meerut with 70 per cent burns last night, died around 0530 hrs this morning, according to Aneeda Begum, mother of Javed.

Javed's family claim that he died due to negligence of the doctors at Safdarjung, as he struggled throughout last night.

Furious at the ''indifferent'' attitude of the hospital authorities, friends of Javed ransacked the ICU breaking the glasses of some gates. The family also claimed that the police has detained four boys -- Arif, Mahfuz, Deepak and Ikram -- inside the burns ward. No official from the hospital was available for comment.

The body of the teenager will be given to the family after a postmortem soon, police said.

Javed was shifted here around 2100 hrs last night after the Jaiswal Rai Hospital authorities referred him for treatment in a better hospital. He was in serious condition then.

Javed was working as a helper in one of the stalls at the electronic fair at the Victoria Park, where the devastating fire claimed as many as 60 lives.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with Minister of State for Home Sri Prakash Jaiswal had visited Javed at the Jaiswal Rai Hospital ICU and praised his heroic deed.

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