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Video: Kerala woman left to die injured on road; onlookers pass by 65-year-old as mute spectators

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 March 2018, 17:08 IST

In a horrifying incident, a 65-year-old woman, was hit by a bike in Kerala, was left lying injured in the middle of a busy road for several minutes. The shocking accident happened in Kadakkavoor of Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district. The 65-year-old woman was rescued by police and was rushed to the hospital.

Several passersby with cars and buses passing by the lady didn't stop, in a shocking display of public apathy, all this got caught on security cameras in the Kerala capital.

The CCTV footage shows how onlookers, bikers, cars - including the official vehicle of a civic body - and buses passed by her without stopping. Even no one came to help her or even call to inform police about it until police van reached the spot.

The video also showed how people gathered around the old lady, left bleeding on the road as mute spectators, until around 3:25 seconds into the CCTV footage a young man steps in to help. At the same time, a passing police car stops and takes her to the hospital.

"We were not informed of this incident. We were just passing the place and stopped by seeing the crowd gather. We rushed her to a local hospital,  from where she was taken to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College yesterday," a police source said.

The police have held a 20-year old man who riding the two-wheeler,  with two other pillion riders, beside him. None of them was wearing helmets.

First published: 28 March 2018, 17:08 IST
 
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