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Kolkata: Man hit by truck, dies, as onlookers offer no help

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 August 2016, 13:26 IST

In a shocking case of insensitivity and apathy, a 55-year-old man was left to die on the streets for over four hours after being hit by a truck on 25 August, in Howrah district of Kolkata.

According to a PTI report, the man lay on the road unattended for about four hours after being hit by a truck in the district's Malipara area.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital before being shifted to a Kolkata hospital, only after the police reached the spot after four hours.

However, the man succumbed to his injuries.

"Dhiren Nayak was hit by a truck and lay on the road bleeding for about four hours as no one came to his rescue yesterday," the police told PTI.

A similar incident took place on 10 August in in Delhi's Subhash Nagar where a man was left to die on the street after being hit by a speeding tempo.

According to reports, the victim, identified as Matibool, lay in a pool of blood for over an hour while pedestrians just went about their business. What was even more shocking was that a person was seen approaching the victim, giving an impression that he might help but instead, the man picked up the mobile phone off the victim and sauntered off.

Read more: Watch: Man hit by speeding tempo, dies. Onlookers offer no help; one steals his mobile

First published: 26 August 2016, 13:26 IST
 
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