Bhadrak: An accident victim lost his life, thanks to people’s obssession of taking photos and recording videos on their mobiles. Humanity literally went for a toss. The victim lay in a pool of blood on NH-16 near Sahapur Chhak in Odisha’s Bhadrak district but no one bothered to take him to a hospital.
A cement-laden truck had hit a motorcycle on which two people were travelling. Both of them fell from the two-wheeler and the truck ran over the pillion rider leaving him critically injured.
Soon, a crowd gathered at the spot but not a single person came forward to rescue the injured person. It took the police to rescue him and take him to the District Headquarters Hospital. However, it was too late as the doctor declared him on arrival.
Member of Road Safety Committee in the district Atish Kumar Behera said, “Looking at the indifferent attitude of the passersby, we have pasted banners and posters in RTO, the Collector’s office and other public places announcing a cash reward of Rs 2000 for volunteers who take such accident victims to the hospital.”
State Secretary of National Human Rights Commission Khitish Samanta Behera, “The action of the passersby is despicable. A civilised society doesn’t allow such inhuman behaviour. The district administration should take strict action against them for not helping that man.”