NEW DELHI: A BJP legislature hailed as ‘Hero of the day’ for his humanitarian act after he save Muslim family that met with a deadly accident on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.
Vipin Kumar David from Etah’s Sadar Constituency was on his way to Vidhan Sabha, Lucknow from Agra when, in the middle of the road, he saw an overturned car surrounded by people who were just watching and nobody was coming forward to help.
Acting swiftly, he skips meeting and went to save the accident victims.
According to a Times of India report, the horrific road accident took place on July 24 near Aliyarpur Pilkhana village of Unnao district when a car in which the family of five was travelling allegedly rammed in a divider and turned upside down.
One lady, identified as Rukshana, died on the spot while four others, identified as Waqar Waris, Anish, Parveen Bano, Shehzad sustained severely injuries.
Speaking to TOI, MLA said, “Mere Liye wo sirf Insaan the, ye mane nahi rakhta hai ki wo Hindu the ki Muslaman the, Ek Insaan hone ke Nate mera kartabye banta hai unka jaan bachana, Main kya mere jagah par koi or hota to wo bhi yahi karta” (For me they were just humans. It does not matter to me whether they were Muslims or Hindus. As a human being, it was my duty to save their lives and that’s what I did and everyone should do in such situations).
“It was shocking that people were standing near the victims, but none came to help them. Instead, they kept on dialling to emergency services. I took my guard and driver along with me and went down the roadside. We covered the injured with some pieces of clothes. We gave them water and tried to keep them in a conscious state.”
“It took more than 45 minutes for dial 100 PRV (police response vehicle) to reach the accident spot though the local people sought assistance long before we reached there. We took the injured in an ambulance, in a dial 100 PRV and in another vehicle, an escorted them Lucknow’s KGMU trauma centre,” David told TOI.