A 45-year-old woman was lying on a busy road in Chennai, bleeding for about 30 minutes as motorists and pedestrians passed by without a second look.
Police said that this reflected the indifferent attitude of the people in the town area, Tamil Nesan reported.
The woman, known as Muniyamma, was hit by a speeding minivan on Wednesday. She had reportedly alighted from a bus and was crossing the road when the minivan knocked her down. Eventually, a passer-by called for an ambulance that took her to a hospital where she died after being admitted.
The minivan driver has been arrested.