Medanta road accident in Gurgaon: Driver gets bail; social group protests
Residents of Gurgaon have been utterly disappointed, after Haryana Roadways bus driver, Harish Kumar was granted bail even after mowing a 44-year-old cardiologist and three-year-old daughter in Gurgaon recently. Such kind of crimes fall under death by negligence, hence it is a bailable offence. Can such bail be justified?
Moms, a social media group have discussed about this in great detail
and they want to do something about it, but they are not aware, as to
what exactly needs to be done. ''We can only bring awareness and
gather noise, but that is not enough to bring about a change.'' The
group have tried to connect with political parties, so they could
take up this matter in a greater scale.
Kaushik, founder of Gurgaon
Moms is upset with the granting of bail.
She said, ''Granting bail is a huge let down to the citizens of
Gurgaon. He (driver) deserves severe punishment. The punishment
should be such that the other drivers get scared and drive safely on
the road. Drivers in Gurgaon
such kind of ruling, drivers are not going to change their way of
driving on Gurgaon roads, for they are aware that the rules allow
them an easy bail. She added, ''It sends a wrong message to other
family members are also disappointed with bail being granted. They
are talking to lawyers about it and want the driver to be booked for
murder. Neela agrees to it completely and said, ''The family is
right. The sequence of events has been such that it more or less
looks like a murder only.''
family can take inspiration from one such case in 2006, where a
person was killed after run down by an engineering student. The
family took up the matter, raised voice, which later led to the
booking of the person for murder.
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