Ride to see Delhi’s Signature Bridge proves fatal for 2 students

first_imgTwo medical students were killed after their speeding sports bike rammed into a divider at the 20-day sold Signature Bridge in Wazirabad, north Delhi, on Friday.The duo died after falling from a height of about 30 feet during the accident that took place at 8.30 am Friday. Police have ruled out the possibility of stunt biking or a selfie-seeking angle.The deceased were identified as Satya Vijay Shankaran (25) and Chander Shekhar (23). It was learnt that Satya, a permanent resident of Ranchi, had completed his MBBS from Hindu Rao Medical College and was pursuing his internship, whereas Chander Shekhar was a 2nd-year MBBS student hailing from Delhi. The deceased Chandra Shekhar (left) and Satya Vijay Shankaran.As per the chain of events traced by the police, the duo went on a bike ride to the brand new Signature Bridge. While going towards Ring Road ISBT, the rider lost control. When Mail Today visited the spot, it was found that there was a gap between the divider and a police light wire was lying on the flyway.Police officials said they have not ruled out the possibility of one of the biker’s foot getting caught in a stray wire from the streetlight. The gap in the divider.As a result, the rider lost control over the bike and was flung in the air. The bike was left dangling from a railing and the riders fell.Police claimed that the two were not wearing helmets at the time of the incident.The much anticipated Signature Bridge, inaugurated on November 4, has been a hub of controversies ever since.advertisementThe Rs 1,500-crore project has been the talk of the town and not always for the good reasons.”The presence of skid marks highlights the possibility of over-speeding which led to both deceased falling off the divider,” said Jasmeet Singh, traffic DSP. He said that regular challans are being issued to prevent defiance and officers are working to keep a check.READ| Signature Bridge becomes Delhi’s selfie danger zoneWATCH| 2 bikers killed after bike stunt goes wrong on Delhi’s Signature Bridgelast_img

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