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Delhi: Biker Dies and Four Policeman Suspended

21-year-old biker, Abhishek Kumar died today after an iron wire which held two barricades formed by the police allegedly got wrapped around his neck which caused the wire to slit his throat in the North-West region of Delhi, Netaji Subhash Place early Thursday morning.

Abhishek apparently used to work as a cab driver for a private taxi service and lived with his family in Shakurpur JJ Colony. He was also known to work as a part time DJ, performing in various clubs across the city.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest), Aslam Khan, affirmed that Abhishek’s neck got caught in the police blockade wire and eventually died as a result of it. DCP Aslam Khan also gave a statement saying, “There is a cut mark around his neck. His autopsy is underway. The autopsy report will confirm whether he died due to strangulation or cutting of his throat,” including another statement which said that the policemen had utilized the wire to hold the blockades together on the road.

While the police are yet to discover the exact events that prompted Abhishek’s demise, it is suspected that he was either attempting to stop between the blockades and did not see the wire or crashed into it coincidentally. The body was sent to the hospital of Baba Saheb Ambedkar for further examination. A case that has been filed under the Indian Penal Code was enlisted at the Subhash Place police station.

While the SHO (Station House Officer) was sent to the district line, the sub-inspector and four beat staff were put under suspension for their carelessness and negligence. An FIR has also been filed and as expected, Kumar’s family members are demanding further actions to be taken towards the Policemen on duty.

It is sad news indeed but also a brutal reminder for all bikers. Caution is to be heeded at all times – be it anywhere. This is Wheelstreet signing off for now. Our prayers and concerns go out to Abhishek and his family members. And as always folks, be safe and keep riding on.

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