I got an abrupt jerk with an earth
shattering sound and I would have almost banged the door if I had not
OMG!! I screamed out….What was that??
Mam…sorry. It was just a small accident.
I heard my My Driver’s frenzied voice.
Thank God…He was alright. The first
thing that came into my mind
He had already stopped the car.
Who did it have hit…then came the second thought.
Mam you sit inside…let me see the
He got out. I was alright by then. I saw
some people outside the car roaming and piping into something. I couldn’t see
anything. I wanted to know what had exactly happened though …
After few moments…He came and knocked my
window. I opened the glass.
Mam…It has given a dent to an ACTIVA
ridden by a woman. She is unconscious and no serious damage to the vehicle. But
I’m not sure of the lady.
I couldn’t prevent myself from coming
out of the car. Some people were already shouting at Him. I heard Someone from
the crowd saying…yeh badi gadi walon ko
na ..jyada chadhi rahti hai…Pakdo inko…chhodna maat…!
As I stepped out, a moment of silence
was there. He was still insisting that I should remain inside the vehicle. But
I saw a crowd of 8 to 10 people had
May be it was the lady...I thought
I made way through the crowd. Some of
them had started giving their verdicts…if the lady was alive or not….I saw the
inactive body of a lady of around my age dressed in blue jeans and a hip length
kurti and a white scarf with black floral prints in it around her head, was
lying there with her face on the ground.
However there was no pool of blood or
any sign of external injury…it seemed
May be a severe internal injury…I
I went close to her and tried to turn
Madam…what are you doing. It’s an accident
and it’s a police case. Let’s wait for the police. You shouldn’t touch the
body…someone said from the crowd
So what…if it’s an accident….Let me
check her condition first. She might need immediate medical help….why should I
wait for the Police for that. My vehicle is here along with my driver. I’m sure
some of you might have started recording the things in your mobile phones, what
else police would need more? ...I said in one breathe (honestly don’t know
I had expected people might have taken
initiative to examine the lady. But what I saw was some of them had switch on
the video cameras of their smart phones and some were busy in passing judgments
while some were busy in throwing sarcastic comments on how “indifferent and damn
care” are the people with big/luxurious car. That moment even I saw so many
vehicles were speeding away hardly caring what really happened
It’s really something that always goes
beyond my comprehension. In case of a road mishap, why most of us always try to
play a spectator or someone who ignore and speed away or we become judgmental
rather helping the victim. Strange!
What’s more ridiculous the next day, if someone who have recorded and upload it in
social media handles, chances is there, it may go viral. There might be a huge
debate on morality of people and society both on social media and electronic media.
The virtual world soon becomes an ocean of “wisdom” pouring out from unknown
people on “what should we do as human”. And guess what… same set of people may be
writing or making comments on what humanity is all about.But in reality people hardly care about the
person lying on the road. Doesn’t “The live or lifeless” body deserve some part
of our humanity. Or May be the truth (some
time) Stranger than fiction. Isn’t it?
This Post is for Day 1 of the 7
day blogging challenge BAR-A-THON.