A man cut into two in an accident, donates his eyes | NEWS9

BENGALURU: It was a gruesome sight on the Bengaluru-Tumakuru National Highway on Tuesday morning.

A young biker was lying on the road after hitting a truck, his bleeding body almost cleaved in two. As commuters either sped away during the morning rush hour or stopped to brazenly click photos, none paid heed to 26-year-old Harish. And when the ambulance finally arrived, all that Harish managed to tell the attendant was this: “Brother, I am going to die in a few minutes. Please donate my eyes.”

Harish, a native of Karegowdanahalli, Tumakuru, was working for a security agency as a cash loading officer for ATMs.

On Tuesday morning, he was on his way to Bengaluru from his hometown. He had taken leave to cast his vote in the Zilla Panchayat elections in Gubbi, Tumakuru. The incident happened around 9 am when Harish was returning on his Pulsar bike. In an attempt to overtake the truck, Harish collided with the vehicle’s bumper on the rear and fell down.

Lying in a pool of blood, Harish pleaded for help and even sought some water to drink. But none of the onlookers obliged.

Around 10 minutes after the incident, an ambulance arrived at the spot. While shifting him into the vehicle, the attendant was taken aback when Harish blurted out his last wish: to donate his eyes.

Though the ambulance reached the nearest hospital in five minutes, it was too late. Doctors declared him brought dead and Harish’s body was shifted to Narayana Netralaya, where his eyes were retrieved.

By the time Harish’s family arrived to receive the body, the eyes had already been donated.

Nelamangala rural police have seized the truck and arrested the driver. A case has been registered.

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