Anurag Soni would have lived had he received timely medical aid. However, the 24-year-old succumbed to injuries in hospital while his 26-year-old friend Mukesh Kumar is struggling for his life at the DMCH. The two rammed their motorcycle into a stationary truck at the Gill Chowk Flyover on Tuesday night.
Call it harsh reality or a stark example of inhumanity, instead of calling for an ambulance or taking them to hospital, passersby reportedly continued to make videos of the two injured men before another motorcyclist and his friend had the sense to rush them to hospital.
Shimlapuri police have booked the truck driver Deepak Chaudhary of Jammu and Kashmir. Chaudhary had managed to flee the spot after the incident but was nabbed later.
Assistant sub-inspector Gurmeet Singh, who is investigating the case, said, “Both Anurag and Mukesh were going for a movie on Tuesday night. They rammed their motorcycle into a stationary truck at the Gill road Flyover. They both suffered grievous injuries.”
Ranjeet Kumar, Mukesh’s uncle, said, “Some passersby had stopped at the site of the accident but not with the intention of helping the victims. They started making videos of the incident on their mobile phones.”
A case was registered under Sections 283 (danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation), 304A (causing death due to negligence), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code.
Accidents of a similar nature involving stationary trucks have claimed the lives of commuters in and around the city in the recent past. On October 22, two Delhi-based cloth merchants and a driver were killed when their SUV rammed into a stationary truck at a bridge on the National Highway 1 near Barmalipur village in Doraha.
In another such incident on September 5, three Delhi residents lost their lives in a car crash near Doraha.