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Seven-year-old boy reportedly dies in Noida traffic jam

Home buyers block the expressway in protest against non-delivery of their flats

A seven-year-old boy, suffering from high fever, reportedly lost his life in Noida on Saturday evening as the ambulance that was taking him to the AIIMS in New Delhi got stuck in a traffic jam caused by a home buyers’ protest over non-delivery of their flats.

The Noida police said that it had taken note of the media reports about a child’s death, but had not received any complaint or information in this regard, till now.

According to reports, the boy, a resident of Firozabad, was being taken to the AIIMS in an ambulance as he was suffering from high fever.

An Agra doctor had reportedly referred him to the AIIMS.

Satish Chandra SHO Expressway police station said, “We had received information about home buyers blocking the expressway. A police team was sent there and the protesters were dispersed. Regarding the death of the boy, we have no information from victim’s family. We came to know through media reports.”

An FIR has been registered against 250 protesters under sections of the IPC dealing with rioting and unlawful restraint, a police official said.

SSP Love Kumar said the “Police was trying to connect with the victim’s family members.”

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