After the relatives reached the city, the baby’s body was received from the morgue of civic-run KEM hospital.
Mumbai: The last rites of three-month-old Prince Rajbhar were performed Monday evening. The infant’s parents had been waiting for their relatives, who were on their way to Mumbai. After the relatives reached the city, the baby’s body was received from the morgue of civic-run KEM hospital.
However, Prince’s family initially refused to accept the body, demanding that the BMC and Bhoiwada police first take action against those responsible for the infant’s death.
About the monetary compensation of `10lakhs Prince’s parents — Pannelal Rajbhar and Sandhya Rajbhar – received from the civic authorities, Pannelal said, “We have received a cheque of `10 lakhs but what are we going to do with that? We have lost our son because of the short-circuit in the ECG of KEM hospital. Who is to blame for it? No one should have to face what we have had to in losing our son in this way…”
Prince Rajbhar died on November 22 after sustaining severe burns which later developed septicemia. Prince suffered severe injuries to his ear, back and left arm on November 7 in a fire caused by a short-circuit in the electrocardiogram (ECG) cable of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of the hospital. Later, the infant’s left arm had to be amputated.
After Pannelal demanded that doctors from KEM hospital should not be involved in the post-mortem “to avoid sabotage”, three forensic doctors from civic-run Sion Hospital, Nair Hospital and state-run JJ Hospital performed Prince’s autopsy.