Four hospital staff at the Kamineni Hospital in Hyderabad have been sacked after they clicked selfies with the body of actor-politician Nandamuri Harikrishna. The Kamineni Hospital administration has also apologised for the insensitive behaviour of the staff. Speaking to TNM, Ravi, the spokesperson for Kamineni Hospital, said, “We have dismissed the four from service effective today. The hospital staff and administration apologiseS to the public for this insensitivity on the part of the said individuals.”
Nandamuri Harikrishna was the son of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder NT Rama Rao. He was brought to Kamineni hospital after he met with an accident on the Annaparthi road near Narketpally in Telangana's Nalgonda district.
He was on his way to attend a marriage in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh from Hyderabad, after leaving the city at around 4:30 am, on August 29 when his car attempted to overtake another vehicle and hit the divider on the highway.
Even as the car hit the divider, it also collided with an oncoming vehicle in the opposite direction, before overturning, according to media reports.
The accident completely smashed the front portion of the car and sent debris flying in all directions.
He had suffered serious injuries at the time of being taken to the hospital.
The selfie was taken shortly after he was pronounced dead at the hospital on August 29.
The picture that has since then gone viral over social media and has received sharp criticism from social media users for their insensitivity. Many had called for the individuals to be removed from their jobs.
"This is too bad and can’t believe. We are living in this society and can go such low (sic)," said Ashfaq Hussain Syed on a Facebook comment section.
While many were calling the act disgraceful, others were asking social media users to stop circulating the image.
“What they did is sick. But is it correct to share that pic on Facebook, though as a news?” asked Vamee Chaganti another Facebook user.