As reported by the Hindustan Times. A 36-year-old cab driver burnt to death in northeast Delhi’s Mandoli on Tuesday night after a Tata Indigo car he was driving suddenly caught fire on Wazirabad Road.
Family members of victim, identified as Sachin Tyagi, later alleged that several curious onlookers stood by the burning car, recording videos and clicking photos, but no one tried to help.
“The incident happened next to a residential colony. People came out of their homes to watch the fire, but no body had the presence of mind to bring buckets of water,” said Tyagi’s angry mother, Sudesh.
On Wednesday, an HT team visited the accident spot and found very few people who had witnessed the incident.
“It happened very quickly. No one had enough time to think or react. The car was gutted in less than 15 minutes. We did try to rescue the driver and tried to douse the flames with whatever w could lay our hands on,” said Kamal, a local shopkeeper.
The Police, however, have maintained that it won’t be justifiable to say that the onlookers did not do anything. “It was someone from the public that made the police call. So we can’t say the eyewitnesses did nothing,” HT quoted the additional DCP Devender Arya as saying.
News Source: Hindustan Times