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Raj: Three road accident victims die as onlookers take selfies, make videos

Press Trust of India  |  Barmer 

Three persons, who met with an accident here, died after writhing in for nearly thirty minutes even as a group of onlookers clicked selfies and made videos with no one coming forward to the help of the injured.

The shocking example of public apathy was witnessed on Monday in the Chohtan area when the motorcycle of the three friends, who were of the age group between 25-30 years, was hit by a school bus.

In a 1.43-minute selfie-video, shot by one of the onlookers and which has gone viral, a victim is seen lying in a pool of blood and writhing in but no one is attending him.

An elderly man is seen asking whether anyone from the public can identify them while another is suggesting someone else to pick up their so that their family members could be informed.

They were identified as Parmanand, and Chandra Prakash, said Moolaram, who was the first to reach the spot.

died on the spot while Ram succumbed to his injuries in district hospital. Prakash was referred from hospital to a and he died on the way to Jodhpur, he said.

Police said timely help could have saved at least two lives.

"They lied unattended for nearly half-an-hour. One died on the spot, another in a hospital and third on way to Jodhpur from Barmer," SHO, station, told

"It was against humanity. Those who were present should have helped them but instead of this one of them was busy with a selfie-video," he said.

The SHO said the onlooker who clicked the selfie-video with the victim has not been identified yet.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 16:30 IST