The plight of the maintenance of street lights has now made it difficult for the police to nab the killers of Dr.Chetan Patil who was killed on Fort road on Sunday night. There is a CCTV camera which could have easily captured this incident but thanks to the people who maintain the Street lights (high mast lamps) were not working. Sources said the police had written to the corporation about the same.
If the lamps were working the CCTV which is in working condition would have easily got images of the killers and as the camera is viewed always in the police HQ maybe he could have also been saved by timely intervention.
Chetan Patil, who was the only son of Appasaheb Patil, had passed his MBBS from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, and had gone to Bagalkot for postgraduate programme.
Chetan’s father was unaware of he being in Belgaum but Chetan had told one of his professors that was going to Belgaum.
Chetan did not call up his parents on Sunday, he said.
Eight youths have been arrested for brutally stabbing 28-year-old doctor. The doctor had come to Belgaum from Bagalkot and was heading to his hometown Gadhinglaj when he was attacked by a group of boys on Fort Road. According to the SP, Dr Chetan Patil watched the Salman Khan starrer Ek Tha Tiger on Sunday night. He had his dinner at a hotel later and was on his way to the bus terminus when he was attacked and killed.
No doubt the guilty must be punished but what about the people who maintain the streets lights, if the lights were working may be it would have been a different story.