Don‘t shoot the messenger

I was driving to work one day when I saw a man lying motionless by his scooter in the middle of the road not far from a busy traffic intersection. The traffic ahead of me had slowed down. A couple on a two-wheeler had stopped and the woman was running towards him with a water bottle in hand. Another person was rushing towards the traffic policeman to alert him.

I eased my car to one side of the road and dialled 100, the police emergency number. The response was quick. I told the police about the man on the road and the location of the intersection where he lay. By then some people had …

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