On Wednesday morning, 40-year-old Matibool lay bleeding for over an hour on a road in Delhi after being hit by a tempo. No one tried to help him; the one man who stopped is seen on CCTV footage, picking up his mobile phone and walking off.
Matibool, an e-rickshaw driver, died on the road in west Delhi’s Subhash Nagar before a team of policemen took him to a hospital just half a km away.
Images from a CCTV installed at a shop chronicle the staggering lack of compassion often ascribed to the capital city.
Matibool, a father of four who worked two jobs, was on his way home around 5.30 am after an overnight shift as a guard when the three-wheeler rammed him.
He hit a pole and collapsed, bleeding.
The driver is seen on camera approaching him but turning away quickly, looking up and down the road, checking his phone and then driving off after assessing that his victim is alive.
In the moments afterwards, that stretched to an excruciating 90 minutes, several people are seen walking past the dying man on the road.
Then a man stops a rickshaw and walks towards the prone figure. Finally, some help – it appears in the video. Until this man picks up Matibool’s mobile phone and walks away.
A team of policemen arrived around 7 am and took him to hospital. Matibool had already died of excessive bleeding, doctors confirmed.
Matibool, who was from Bengal, drove an e-rickshaw in the day and worked as a security guard at night. He has two sons and two daughters, said shopkeepers who knew him well. “He used to walk by this spot everyday on his way home, and stop for a cup of tea,” said one shop owner.
The police are looking for two men – the tempo driver and the man who stole Matibool’s mobile.
source: NDTV News