Hit by car, 25-yr-old techie bleeds to death as passers-by take pictures instead of helping him

None of the passers-by in the area came forward to help the profusely bleeding man, identified as Satish Prabhakar Mete; instead, they clicked pictures and took videos of him.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 21, 2017 12:53 pm
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A 25-year-old IT engineer bled to death after his motorcycle was hit by an unidentified vehicle near Indrayani corner on Wednesday evening. None of the passers-by in the area came forward to help the profusely bleeding man, identified as Satish Prabhakar Mete; instead, they clicked pictures and took videos of him.

About 25 to 30 minutes after the accident, Dr Kirtiraj Kate, a dentist, saw Mete lying there and stopped to help him. Kate gave Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to Mate and then took him to the hospital, where he was declared dead.

The incident took place around 6.30 pm on Wednesday, when Mete, a resident of Moshi, was on his way home after meeting friends.

“As per our primary information, Mete’s motorcycle was hit by a vehicle, which we are yet to identify. There were some by-standers, but they don’t have any details of the vehicle. We were informed about the incident after Mete was taken to the Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital and declared dead,” said Senior Inspector Bhimrao Shingade of Bhosari MIDC police station.

Kate, who took Mete to the hospital in an auto-rickshaw, told Pune Newsline, “I was walking home when a I saw a group of people standing on the side of the road. I saw a young man lying on the ground… he had already lost a lot of blood. He must have been lying there for at least 25 to 30 minutes. It was shocking that the by-standers, instead of taking the injured to the hospital, were clicking photos and taking videos. I started administering CPR to him. Then we stopped an auto-rickshaw and took him to YCMH. It took 15 minutes to reach the hospital. I continued giving CPR in the rickshaw. On the way to the hospital, he was breathing for a while… but he was declared dead at the hospital. Had the passers-by helped him in time, he could have been saved.”

Mete, who hailed from Aurangabad, worked with a IT solutions company. His body was handed over to family members after the post-mortem.

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    Stan
    Jul 23, 2017 at 10:56 am
    Shame on all people who present there for deserting humanity.Clicking pictures for what?
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      Arindam
      Jul 23, 2017 at 1:06 am
      Guys why the dentist took him to the hospital? Is he harrassed by police and the answer is no. As per recent law and order on actidental case no one will be charged or harassed by police and its a new rule. Update yourself and help the needy people. I just surprised to read the comments that police will harass, bull you guys and your thinking.
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        sahil
        Jul 22, 2017 at 9:51 pm
        Rings a bell, recently an innocent group was stabbed in northern bharat and the hooligans were egged on by the crowd instead of helping the victims this is all the same mentality
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          Mukesh
          Jul 22, 2017 at 8:52 pm
          This what when someone's get smartphone in India. Common jag Jai re.!
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            Arun
            Jul 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm
            I am agree that many times police and system harass the helper but try to think if your family member or loved one lying on the road what you will expect from the people's and if you expect help then why you can't help think twice
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