Two days after a doctor from Kalyan was allegedly stabbed to death in a case of road rage, the police said that the doctor lay there bleeding for about half an hour and none of the onlookers at the crime spot came to his rescue. Until a 20-year-old girl hailed an autorickshaw and took the injured doctor to hospital.
It turns out that the doctor was on his way home to celebrate his wedding anniversary that day with his wife and daughter when he was stabbed to death.
By the time the college student took the 56-year-old Dr Mayur Kishore Mehta to hospital, he was declared ‘dead’. The Good Samaritan, who took the doctor to hospital, has refused to speak to the media.
Dr Mehta, the first in Kalyan to open a pathology laboratory, was riding home on his scooter on Saturday when his two-wheeler grazed against another motorcycle on which three youngsters were riding. Dr Mehta was stabbed allegedly by the teenage rider Jayesh Donagre. Senior inspector Sunil B Patil of Mahatma Phule police station said there were autorickshaws lined up around the place but none of the drivers was willing to ferry the doctor to hospital. “But the girl refused to budge. She almost blocked the road and stopped an approaching auto. Calling for help from two bystanders, she put Dr Mehta in the vehicle and took him to Kalyan’s Telavane Hospital,” said Patil.
Dr Virendra Bedi, a friend of the doctor, said that he could have been saved if he had been given timely first aid. “The cause of death was excessive bleeding. Had people rushed him to hospital immediately, he could have survived,” said Dr Bedi.
Another friend of Dr Mehta, Dr Rajendra Lavankar, said: “Sadly, today’s youngsters lack patience.
In this case, it has ended up spurring crime,” he said.
The police said Dongare, who has been booked for murder, has confessed to the crime and has been remanded in police custody till December 21. The police will summon Dongare’s two friends for interrogation. “We have not booked them yet,” said SK Dhanavde, senior inspector (crime).
Blood on the streets
Around 5.45pm on December 14, Dr Mayur Mehta, 56, was riding home when his two-wheeler grazed against another bike with three youngsters on it. Jayesh Dongare forced Dr Mehta to pull over, hurled abuses, punched his face and kicked his scooter even as his friends tried to stop him. He then whipped out a kitchen knife from his pocket and stabbed Dr Mehta continuously on the right thigh. While Dongare ran away from the scene, his friends sped away on the bike, said the police