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Delhi biker dies after police barricade wire cuts through his throat

New Delhi : A 21-year-old biker was killed after a piece of iron wire that was used to tie two police barricades allegedly got entangled around his neck and slit his throat in north west Delhi’s Netaji Subhash Place early Thursday morning.
The victim, identified by his single name Abhishek, worked as a driver with an online cab aggregator company. He lived with his family in Shakurpur JJ Colony. Abhishek also worked as a part time DJ.
Aslam Khan, deputy commissioner of police (northwest), confirmed that Abhishek’s neck got entangled in the police barricade wire and he died because of it. “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,” said Khan adding the policemen had used the wire to keep the barricades attached with each other on the road.
While the police is yet to ascertain the sequence of events that led to Abhishek’s death, it is suspected that he was either trying to park through the barricades and did not see the wire or he drove into it by accident. The body was sent to Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospital for the autopsy. A case under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code was registered at the Subhash Place police station.
While the station house officer was sent to the district line, a sub-inspector and four beat staff were placed under suspension for their negligence that claimed the biker’s life.