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Man ripped into two parts in mishap donates organs

Man ripped into two parts in mishap donates organs

Feb 17, 2016 08:06:01 AM (IST)

Bengaluru: A 26-year-old man, who was ripped in to two parts after he was run over by a lorry at Thippegondanahalli near Nelamangala (National Highway-4) on Tuesday morning has left an example behind.

Even as he was struggling for life, the last wish of the youth was to donate his organs, which the police obliged to.

According to police, the deceased has been identified Harish N, a resident of Gubbi in Tumakuru district who was working in a private company in Whitefield in the City. He had been to his village to cast his vote during the Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections held recently.

Around 8.30 am, on Tuesday, while he was riding back to work, a lorry tried to overtake him and brushed past his motorcycle. Harish lost control over his vehicle and came under the lorry.

It is said that even after being cut into two parts, Harish remained on the road, pleading for help for 15 minutes untill a few youth saw him and alerted the cops and the ambulance.

With the mutilated body, he was still breathing. However, when he was put into the ambulance, the youth urged the police to donate his organs.

The police shifted him to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead minutes later. The public caught hold of the lorry driver, Varadaraj, and handed him over to the police. The lorry was seized and the driver arrested.