Karnataka: Teenager dies in accident; onlookers refuse to help, but film him
No onlooker came to help Anwar Ali when he lay bleeding with an agonising pain for about 25 minutes on the road.
In another shocking incident, an 18-year-old boy died in a road accident in Karnataka, after being refused help from onlookers who found time to film the bleeding victim on the road.
Anwar Ali died in a hospital after hit by a state-run bus in Koppal, 380 km from Bengaluru, after the boy lay bleeding with an agonising pain for about 25 minutes on the road.
Reports said that Ali was on his cycle when he was hit and run over by the bus and was finally rushed to a hospital nearby, where he died.
"No one came to his help, they were making video and clicking pictures.If someone had cared, my brother could have been saved,” ," his brother, Riaz, was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.
“More then 15 to 20 minutes were wasted there," his brother, Riaz, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI,” he added.
Doctors reportedly said he could have been saved with timely medical assistance.
Meanwhile, an eyewitness told the news agency that people at the spot were shocked and did not know how to help him as the victim was severely injured and was bleeding profusely.
Recently in Mysuru, a 38-year-old police officer died in an accident deprived of timely medical help by onlookers.
These incidents have sent shock-waves across the state as Karnataka has recently introduced Good Samaritan law to protect those who provide aid to accident victims.