Amid the nationwide shut down called by Congress protesting against rising fuel prices, a shocking incident emerged where, a two-year-old girl died in Bihar’s Jehanabad on Monday allegedly due to the Bharat Bandh. The parents of the deceased claimed that the child died as her ambulance, en route to Bihar’s Jehanabad civil hospital, got stuck in a jam due to the Bharat Bandh protests. “Had we been allowed to move ahead, our daughter’s life would have been saved.”
However, SDO Jehanabad Paritosh Kumar said the girl did not die due to Bharat Bandh protests. “The death of the child is not related to bandh or traffic jam, the relatives had left late from their home,” said Kumar.
In Bihar, the bandh was supported by the RJD, NCP, Samajwadi Party, Left Front, SP and HAM(S).
Due to protest, normal life was disrupted in several parts of the country, including Bihar. Pro-bandh supporters forced train blockades and closure of shops as part of the Bharat Bandh against the steep rise in petrol and diesel prices. State-run buses and other vehicles kept off roads. Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik leaders had put barricades over railway tracks in Rajendra Nagar Railways station, Patna.
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