Teenager in Trouble for Tweeting Photo of Dying Man ‘Instead of Helping Him Out’

Ikram Choudhury

19-year-old Ikram Choudhury of Edinburgh, Scotland, could face charges for photographing a hit-and-run victim who lay dying by the side of the road, and then driving away without calling for help.

Choudhury, who stopped and exited his vehicle so he could take a photo of the man, set off a local firestorm after he tweeted the pic underneath the caption “Eeeehm wtf? Some guy just casually lying outside Ocean Terminal.”

The teen, who had not called emergency services to report the injured man, was asked by his followers if he did anything to assist the man. “what if like i went over n he like tried doin some dodgy shit to me?” he replied. Choudhury later deleted his entire Twitter account.

According to the Daily Record, the injured man was treated by police officers who showed up nearly a quarter-hour after Choudhury’s tweet. Paramedics arrived soon after and rushed the man to the hospital, but his injuries were too severe, and he passed away a short time later.

Police are still on the hunt for a silver Vauxhall Astra they believe was responsible for the hit-and-run.

Choudhury was interrogated at his parents’ home yesterday, but has yet to be charged with a crime.

-Gawker

2 COMMENTS

  1. What if the situation were reversed and a white man stopped and took photos of a dying black man without offering him assistance? There would be loud cries of racism and crowds of outraged blacks demanding justice. Who are the real racists?

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