Anwar Ali, a teenager was run over by a state bus in Koppal, around 380 kms from Bengaluru. He could have been saved had he been taken to a nearby hospital. That, however, did not happen.

As Ali lay in a pool of blood, begging for help, onlookers stayed silent, none willing to step forward to his rescue. For 25 minutes the mob filmed Ali’s pain, and took pictures. One offered water, but time seemed to have run out. When he was finally taken to a hospital, he succumbed to the injuries.

Riaz, Ali’s brother told PTI, “No one came to his help, they were making video and clicking pictures. If someone had cared, my brother could have been saved. More than 15 to 20 minutes were wasted there.”

“People at the spot were shocked and did not know how to help him as the victim was severely injured and was bleeding profusely,” added an unnamed eyewitness.

Only recently, about three days ago, a police officer lost his life because no one came forward to help the 38-year-old who was stuck in a mangled jeep as a result of collision with a truck.

First Published | 2 February 2017 2:11 PM
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