Delhi: Biker dies after police barricade wire slit his throat, 7 cops suspended

New Delhi, Feb  8: A 21-year-old biker died here after his throat was slit with a wire which is used to bind two police barricades. 

An inspector has been transferred and seven policemen suspended in connection with the incident that took place at West Delhi’s Netaji Subhash Place on Wednesday.

When Abhishek Kumar was returning home from work he met with an accident on a west Delhi road where the wire was tied to serve as a barricade by the police.

Sunil, a family of the deceased, said, “There were no police personnel around. There should have at least been a PCR van at the spot.”

Victim’s  mother has demanded stringent action against those responsible for the act.

“When he reached near the Subhash Place Police Station, he had to passing through four barricades.

“Apparently, he could not see the wire due to darkness and his neck got stuck in the wire that was tied between two of the barriers. He died on the spot,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Aslam Khan said.

“During initial investigation, we found negligence on the part of area’s Station House Officer (SHO), four constables and the division staff. We have sent SHO Arvind Kumar to the district lines for questioning.

“Head Constable Jitender and constables Balkari, Ravinder, Mukesh and Gaurav, and the division officers — Sub Inspector Sandeep Dabbas and Assistant Sub Inspector Ravinder — have been suspended for negligent behaviour on duty. A case has been registered against them and probe is underway,” the officer asserted.


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