Three Indian policemen have been arrested after they allegedly refused to take two injured teenagers to a hospital, saying their blood would spoil their vehicle.
The incident comes amid calls to reform the Indian police, which has huge burdens but lacks for training. The police has been accused of not being sensitive to the two victims who needed help.
An official from Uttar Pradesh’s police said Saturday that three policemen have been suspended pending investigation results.
According to the Hindustan Times, the two men were returning to their houses when their motorcycle hit an electricity pole, after which they fell into a deep drain.
Hearing the screams of the injured teenagers, residents rushed to the spot, pulled them out and contacted the police.
Eyewitnesses alleged that the policemen on duty refused to transfer the two to a hospital, saying their blood would spoil their vehicle.