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Google Street View gaffes: The hanging man of Banani

  • Published at 10:19 pm March 1st, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:12 pm March 2nd, 2017
Google Street View gaffes: The hanging man of Banani
About ten metres along Banani Road 27 from the Airport Road, with the graveyard on the left, a man’s body hanging from a tree comes into view. At first glance, it appears that Google has captured the image of a man apparently committing suicide. A second look dispels the notion, revealing the apparition to be an effigy. The Street View image is dated 2013, but it does little to take away from the many questions raised. [caption id="attachment_49818" align="aligncenter" width="800"]The tree formerly bearing the effigy Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune The tree formerly bearing the effigy Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune[/caption] How could Google keep something which evokes human morbidity on its Street View when it blurs out every face? Secondly, why was the effigy there? Could the hanging effigy jolt drivers on the street and prompt many to reassure themselves by gently spitting upon their chests? Was it an effigy of Monem Khan, the former governor of East Pakistan whose recently-demolished house is just 20-feet away? Or was it an effigy of any average war criminal from the Liberation War? There are no reported incidents of cars crashing into each other because the drivers were transfixed by the human-esque figure swinging from the branches. However, inquiries into the matter has revealed that a number of people did brake suddenly, bringing their cars to a screeching halt and pausing to swear before they drove off.
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