A 40-year-old terminally ill patient died on the road after she was thrown off the bus by the fellow passengers fearing COVID in Vikarabad district of Telangana.
The incident occurred when the woman collapsed in the moving RTC bus. Suspecting that she was infected with COVID, the fellow passengers and staff dragged her out of the bus and dumped on the road. Minutes later she breathed her last.
According to sources, the 40-year-old woman belonging to Kistapur village of Yalal Mandal was suffering from a throat tumor. Initially, the family thought it can be cured by medication, but when it became severe they visited the Cancer hospital at Banjara Hills, Hyderabad for treatment.
After undergoing tests, the hospital authorities asked the family to arrange Rs 2 lakh for surgery. it may be noted that her COVID test had come back negative.
Since the amount was too huge for the family, they set out for home to arrange the money. They boarded an RTC bus, however en route she developed breathing problems and collapsed on the bus.
Instead of calling for help, the passengers dragged her out of the bus. Within minutes, she breathed her last on the road. Later her body was shifted to her home. Her body was cremated in the village.