Bengaluru, Feb. 18 (ANI): A 24-year-old youth donated his eyes minutes after he met with a gory accident in which his body was sliced into two after a lorry hit his two-wheeler near Bengaluru.
The incident took place on Tuesday when Harish Nanjappa met with an accident on the Tumakuru-Bengaluru highway. Such was the impact of the accident that Nanjappa’s head and upper torso lay strewn on one side and lower part of the body on the another side.
Nanjappa expressed his desire to donate his organs to the paramedics when he was being taken to a hospital in an ambulance. But he died before he could be reached to hospital.
“After the accident, he spoke for around 10 minutes to Hoysala (police). He said that his eyes should be donated,” said Nanjappa’s aunt Lalitha.
The doctors later harvested his eyes and donated it to the hospital.
Nanjappa was working with a company providing logistics solutions to banks.
Nanjappa’s neighbour, Dileep, said that he was saddened by his death.
“He was a very nice boy. The incident happened when he was returning from his village. We are very pained by this. He had purchased a new bike, he also went to the temple to seek blessings for his new bike. They are very poor, they have just one acre of land, and they rely on manual labour for living,” said Dileep.
According to reports, police have arrested the lorry driver and booked him for causing death due to rash driving.
Nanjappa is survived by his mother and a brother.