Minister for tribal welfare Azmeera Chandulal and his convoy of cars were photographed driving past an accident victim while photos went viral on Whatsapp groups. The Minister stated that he was in a hurry but the fact remains that he ignored a dying man on the street.
The incident happened at Nallakaluva crossroads in Palampet village on Sunday afternoon. The victim, Taduri Madhusudhana Chary was riding his bike with his two friends Gopi and Sateesh to Ramappa temple when the bike was hit by a speeding Tata Ace truck.
Chary, 30, died on the spot while his friends received injuries. Not only did the truck speed away after the accident but while Chary was lying bleeding on the road, he was even ignored by the Minister Azmeera Chandulal who noted the accident but chose to speed off followed by his entire convoy of vehicles. It was only after the entire convoy had passed that the cops came in to the aid of the victims but alas too late as Chary was already dead.
The Minister claimed it was not an inhuman act on his part. He stated that he was on his way to Palampet to see a relative who was in a critical condition.
However, this does not absolve him of his duty towards a dying man. He could very well have stopped his car and made some arrangements for the dead victim along with his injured friends but his only line of defense for this inhuman act towards people from his own constituency, is that he was ‘in a hurry’.
When the government is trying everything possible to make the people of this country understand the fact that helping accident victims on road is of utmost importance, the example set by the said minister is highly wrong.