Saturday – President Kovind ‘s procession was to pass through Kanpur. UP police, according to the protocol stopped all existing traffic on the road so President’s vehicle could pass without hindrance.
There was an ambulance stuck due to the police barricading, behind the President’s envoy.
50-year-old Vandana Mishra was struggling with Post -Covid Complications in the ambulance.
When the road couldn’t be cleared for an hour, she succumbed to her condition.
The police commissioner personally went to the deceased ‘s premises and apologized for the loss of life due to police negligence.
Official Twitter handle of Police commissionerate Kanpur issued an apology and promised that route planning will be more efficient now so citizens don’t have to face hurdles.
This incident brings VIP preference and priority into perspective. How easily lives of ordinary citizens can be deprioritised to meet the VIP demands.