Another Tuğçe Albayrak, this one in India.
Hyderabad, November 30:
A 19-year-old BCom second year student was beaten to death allegedly by his senior when the former objected to eve-teasing of a girl student at a private college here, police said.
The accused, Satish Kodkar, allegedly hit the victim Harshavardhan Rao twice on his neck and chest after which he fell on the classroom bench and hit his head on the edge of the bench, a senior police officer said.
October 2014:William Yee of Langley, B.C., was hit on the head with a hammer after trying to help a woman who was being robbed on the street at gunpoint.
Yee survived but with a fractured skull.
September 2014: High school student Hamid Aminzada, 19, was stabbed in the stomach and slashed in the face after trying to break up a fight between two students in the halls of North Albion Collegiate Institute in Toronto. He died of his injuries in hospital.
This one is particularly frustrating:
Bystander effect, April 2010: A Good Samaritan in New York who tried to help a woman being threatened by a knife-wielding man was stabbed by the attacker and bled to death on the sidewalk. More than 25 people passed by Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax as he lay bleeding for an hour and 20 minutes, with one person even taking a cellphone photo and another rolling him over but not doing anything to help. By the time paramedics arrived, he was dead. The incident is often used as an example of the bystander effect, where onlookers fail to act assuming others will do it or resist intervening until they see someone else doing something.
Beware of the cognitive error though of noticing the positives while forgetting the negatives. Interventions that turn fatal make it into the news while interventions that don’t, mostly don’t. It’s much the same as seeing a constant stream of crime reporting on tv and concluding that crime is everywhere. Most harassers or “Eve teasers” aren’t going to stab people for intervening.