A teenager in Karnataka lay bleeding on the road; instead of helping him, people took photos on their phones and filmed him. For 25 minutes, yesterday morning, Anwar Ali was offered no help. Video shows him begging for help, surrounded by his blood. One person offered him water. The 18-year-old was finally rushed to a hospital nearby, where he died.
Mr Ali was on his cycle on a busy highway when he was first hit and then run over by a state-run bus in Koppal, 380 km from the state capital of Bengaluru.
“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,” his brother, Riaz, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Speaking to eye witness, said, “The doctor at the hospital said you’ve come too late. He’s lost a lot of blood. We tried our best. The last thing he wanted to do was speak to his mother but he couldn’t.”
Just three days ago, a 38-year-old police officer who was trapped in a mangled police jeepafter it collided with a bus was left to fend for himself. People stopped only to take photos of him in Mysuru.
Last year, Bengaluru was shamed by horrifying visuals of a young biker begging for helpafter an accident with a truck split his body in two. As he lay there, begging for assistance, people filmed him – but did not come to his rescue.
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