This is the most bizarre case in itself, wherein, the 19-year-old youth Rakesh Yadav a native of Bihar called the 108 ambulances after sustaining 90 percent burn injuries, and walked into it without any help of the nurse, and next day he succumbed to his burn injuries while undergoing the treatment at GMC (Goa Medical College). The video clip released by the local TV channel shows that the person with 90 percent burn injuries walking into the ambulance while spectators look on.
According to the sources, Rakesh Yadav, 32 (as narrated by Ponda PI) had sustained 90 percent burn injuries while lighting the cigarette. This is unbelievable, but according to the police it is the fact, and the video clip shows the person walking into the ambulance van. According to the sources, the deceased Rakesh was working in the ESSEL PROPAKS Factory at Kundaim Industrial Estate, was a resident of Bihar, and he was staying in rented premises at Kundaim.
The police sources have said that Rakesh had received 90 percent burn injuries on Thursday evening and was admitted into GMC but he succumbed to the injuries while undergoing the treatment at the hospital. The police stated that they have recorded the victims dying statement in which he stated that he received the burn injuries while he was lighting the cigarette at a nearby shop in Kundaim.
The news was first published by the local television channel Prudent TV with the report of a person with 90 percent burn injuries at Kundaim. The report shows that the deceased Rakesh Yadav a native of Bihar had received the 90 percent burn injuries on his entire body and he is walking towards the 108 Ambulance without any kind of help and in fact even the nurse is watching him like a spectator with no provision to wrap the blanket around his almost undressed body.
Rakesh died in GMC on Friday morning while undergoing the treatment. According to the Ponda Police Inspector, the deceased gave his statement before dying, in which he stated that he received the burn injuries while lighting the cigarette.
“We received the call in the evening stating that a person with 90 percent burn injuries is standing at Kundaim Industrial Estate near Kundil Alloys Factory, and he said that he needs the help,” said the PI Ponda adding that “By the time our team reached there, they saw the person with 90% burn injuries standing there and at the same time the ambulance was had also reached there. The victim told the PSI that he sustained the burn injuries while lighting the cigarette. We could not manage to do much inquiry into the matter as he needed to be shifted to GMC immediately for the treatment.”
Although police inspector told the media about victim getting burnt while lighting the cigarette t they are still doing the inquiry into the matter. “We are unable to trace the place where the incident has taken place but the investigation is on and soon we will be able to come to some conclusion,” he said.
The police also stated that the victim was working in Essel Propack packaging company in Kundaim and his age was 32 (his Aadhar card shows his age a 19 year), said the sources. This indicates that the deceased Rakesh was minor and working in the factory hiding his age, but police did not provide any satisfactory explanation on the same.
Now coming back to this case, First of all, it is very difficult to believe that Rakesh received the 90 percent burn injuries while lighting the cigarette, and secondly, when the Aadhar card of Rakesh shows his age 19, then why police telling his age as 32? this question still remains unanswered.
According to the sources, the possibility of a foul play cannot be ruled out in this case, but the question is, who is trying to cover up this? Unless the Ponda police give satisfactory answers to all these questions we cannot say that the investigation is going in the right direction, and the death of this Bihari native will also remain a mystery like many other cases that happened in Goa.
Meanwhile, in the latest development, the Ponda police has come to the conclusion that the deceased Rakesh had committed the suicide by pouring the petrol on his body. According to the Ponda police, they have recovered the empty bottle from the crime spot, and now they feel that the deceased might have carried the petrol in this bottle to set himself on fire after pouring the petrol on his body.
This case of a poor man who died may remain a mystery till all the following questions get answered. Who was Rakesh Yadav and what was his real age? Where he was working and what steps have been taken by that particular company to find out the details in this case? Why police first said that the deceased received burn injuries while lighting the cigarette and later they changed their statement? What is the real reason behind the death of Rakesh Yadav? please do share your views on this issue.
SOURCE: PRUDENT TV