Selfie craze or carelessness: Two students performing high-speed bike stunt killed on Delhi
New Delhi : Two bikers died while performing high-speed stunt on the Delhi’s Signature Bridge, today. They were medical students at the Hindu Rao Medical College and Hospital in north Delhi.
Identified as Satya Vijay Shankaran and Chandrashekhar, the duo was killed while performing deadly bike stunt on the bridge. It was first accident on the bridge which was inaugurated earlier this month amid much fanfare and acrimony.
People who witnessed the accident said that the bike was flung in the air after it hit the bridge. The bike was dangling from a railing while riders fell and died on the spot. Police believe that they were trying to take a selfie while speeding on the sports bike.
Singnature bridge in Delhi is India's first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge dominated the headlines after both the BJP and the AAP tried to take credit for its completion.
During the inauguration of the bridge, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and his supporters clashed with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members to protest against the alleged denial of an invitation to the event. The incident occurred when Tiwari reached the site of the inauguration despite not being extended an invite. The BJP leader had attacked the AAP government on Friday for violating protocol by not calling him for the inauguration.
The Signature Bridge spans the Yamuna River connecting Wazirabad to East Delhi. It is India's first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge and its pylon is double the height of Qutb Minar with its 154-metre high viewing box. The bridge acts as a selfie points for visitors. It shortens the travel time between north and northeast Delhi.