Chikkamagaluru: MLA D.S. Suresh has been accused of behaving inhumanly towards an injured doctor from the Health Department, who had sustained serious injuries in a road accident and was seen struggling on the road on Wednesday. The MLA who was passing through the accident site is said to have not lent a helping hand to take the injured doctor to the hospital and left him to die. The injured doctor passed away without obtaining emergency treatment near Lakkavalli Cross in Tarikere Taluk.
It has been reported that although the BJP MLA D.S. Suresh noticed the accident, he did not get out of his car and approach the injured but instead sat silently inside his car. The visuals of this which were captured by an unidentified person on their mobile phone have gone viral on social media sites. The inhumane behavior of the MLA has garnered widespread outrage from the public. The deceased has been identified as a Covid Warrior, a senior medical officer Dr. Ramesh Kumar.
After finishing his duty on Wednesday evening, the doctor was returning home on his bike when an unidentified vehicle crashed into him. Dr. Ramesh Kumar, was thrown off his bike and fell on the road in an injured state, groaning in pain. During this time, the MLA D Suresh who observed the accident had his car parked further away from the site of the accident. However, he did not get out of the car. Thereafter, the MLA’s gunman got out of the vehicle and called for an ambulance. The ambulance which arrived after 20 minutes of the accident, took the injured doctor to the hospital but by then the doctor had passed away.