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Passers-by record accident scene on phones leaving victim to fend for himself

Passers-by just stood looking even as an injured person was left to fend for himself on the roadside for at least 15 minutes before being shifted to hospital in Yadgir on Wednesday night. Buran, a resident of Jabbar Colony here, suffered injuries in his right leg after his motorcycle was hit by a lorry near the RTO office on Chittapur Road at 10 p.m. on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, onlookers, who failed to take the injured to a hospital immediately, were busy capturing the scene of the accident on their mobile phones.

Meanwhile, Nooruddin, brother-in-law of the injured, who rushed to the spot, admitted Buran to the district general hospital. S.S. Teli, Police Inspector, Traffic, told The Hindu that the police rushed to the spot in five minutes after receiving information and shifted the injured to hospital.

The lorry driver was arrested and a case registered in the Traffic Police Station, she said. Surgery performed After preliminary treatment, the injured was referred to the Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences at Raichur where he underwent surgery, sources said.

Brother-in-law of the injured, who rushed to the spot, admitted him to the district general hospital

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