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Stunt biker gunned down by Delhi Police

Stunt biker gunned down by Delhi Police
The Delhi Police gave up on its patience with riders performing dangerous bike stunts late into the night in the heart of the city. Early on Sunday, a police inspector opened fired in an attempt to puncture the tyre of a bike. Accidentally, the bullet killed one of the bikers as another one was injured.

At 2.06 am on Sunday, around 40 bikers were performing stunts near Le Meridien Hotel at Windsor Place in New Delhi. To stop them, PCR vans along with cops on motorcycles chased them but they were out-numbered by the stunt bikers. As preventive action, inspector Rajneesh Parmar posted at the Police Control Room opened fire from his service revolver allegedly to puncture the tyres.

‘The moment the bullet was fired, the two riders on the targeted blue-coloured Discover bike performed a stunt named back wheelie, that means raising the bike on rear wheel.
This led to the bullet hitting the pillion rider Karan Pandey  (18), a resident of Malviya Nagar.
The bike rider identified as Punit Sharma (20) lost his balance and fell on the ground,’ SBS Tyagi, deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi), said.

‘Both the injured were taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. Karan was declared brought dead. However, Punit survived with injuries. The duo was under the influence of alcohol,’ another official said. Tyagi added further probe in the case will make it clear whether the cop who fired the shot to stop the bikers is guilty or not.

Faraz (name changed), a member of a stunt riders group, said: ‘One is not sure about the exact number of groups of stunt performers in Delhi. But around 25 groups exist in Delhi.
The most famous stunt rider gang is GODS - group of Delhi superbikers, who have 70 riders with them.’ A source in traffic police said,’ We make dedicated barricades to nab rash bikers who often perform deadly stunts. But many a times they dodge past cops posted near the barricades. To nab them, cops have to chase them on motorcycles.’

From June to till date, around 3,000 bikers have been booked in the Central Range. This includes around 500 stunt riders.
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