20-year-old dies in road accident, Delhi watches him bleed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2015 20:30 IST
Vinay Jindal passed away two days before his sister’s wedding. (HT Photo)

Delhi may have left Vinay Jindal to die on the road after a horrific accident, but the 20-year-old served humanity even in death with his family donating the youth’s eyes according to his wishes.

Vinay, a BBA student, would have been alive today had someone bothered to stop and help him after a speeding car rammed his scooty, sending him flying off the vehicle and onto the road. He lay there bleeding, and writhing in pain. Several cars and motorbikes passed by but no one bothered to help. Vinay died of excessive bleeding, two days before his sister’s wedding.

The accident occurred on Monday night at the Kasturba Nagar traffic signal in east Delhi’s Vivek Vihar when the youth — a resident of the nearby Jhilmil Colony — was on his way to buy medicines for his widowed mother.

But the details emerged on Friday with footage from a nearby CCTV camera going viral on the internet, exposing the city’s apathy.

The footage showed a white car crashing into Vinay’s scooty around 11.30pm near the traffic signal. The youth was thrown off the two-wheeler in the impact and landed five metres ahead on the road. The scooty hit a traffic pole and was badly damaged. The car – which also hit another scooty -- sped off. It had not been tracked down even four days after the accident.

The footage – lasting almost 10 minutes – showed several cars and motorbikes crossing, but no one came forward to help Vinay. “They simply paused and sped away. By the time the police control room received a call and a PCR van rushed the injured to Hedgewar Hopsital (about 15-20 minutes from the accident spot), he was beyond help. Doctors said he died of excessive bleeding. Precious time which could have saved his life was lost because every onlooker turned a blind eye,” said a senior police officer.

Vinay lived with his mother and sister in Jhilmil Colony near Vivek Vihar. His father, Chote Lal, had passed away a few months ago. He was a scholarship student pursuing BBA from the Dwarka-based IP University. He was funding his studies by giving private tuitions to neighbourhood children, police said.

On the fateful night, Jindal had stepped out to buy medicines for his mother. The grief-stricken family called off his sister’s wedding and donated Vinay’s eyes at the Guru Nanak hospital as per his wishes.

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