Delhi biker dies after neck slit by wire between police barricades
NEW DELHI: Twenty one-year-old Abhishek Kumar's neck was slit and he died on the spot, when he sped on a motorcycle, through a thick wire between two police barricades on the road, in West Delhi.
Abhishek, who worked for a private taxi service and was also a part-time DJ, was on his way back from a wedding, at about 1 am on Wednesday night, when the accident happened.
However, after the accident and the negligence of the police came to the fore, senior Delhi Police officers swung into action immediately suspending seven cops and sending the SHO Netaji Subhash Place to district lines in the North West district of Delhi.
Police confirmed that there was a cut around Abhishek's neck and he died on the spot. "During the investigation, we found negligence on the part of the area Station House Officer (SHO), four beat constables and division staff", said the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Aslam Khan. The SHO, Arvind Kumar, has been sent to the district lines for questioning, Khan added. A case under section 304A has been registered in this regard.
"There were two barricades on either side of the road, which were joined by a thick wire. As there was no light on the road, he couldn't see the wire. No policemen were around when the accident happened, local people tried to help him," said Sunil, a relative of the deceased.
Fifteen minutes before the incident, another man was also hit at the same place by the wire, luckily he was saved, say relatives.
Abhishek was the sole breadwinner in the family. His is survived by his parents, his 19-year-old sister and a brother who is in high school. His family has demanded strict action against those responsible.
Abhishek had just finished his graduation and was also preparing for competitive examinations.