Dead Delhi stunt biker's mother demands CBI inquiry

Written by: IANS
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New Delhi, July 30: The mother of the stunt biker who was shot dead by Delhi Police Sunday night has demanded a CBI inquiry into her son's death.

"I want a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) inquiry to be conducted because I do not believe in the investigation being conducted so far," Manju Pandey, mother of the deceased Karan Pandey, told IANS Tuesday.

A magisterial probe has already been ordered in the shooting death.

Karan, 19, was cremated Tuesday afternoon at the Malviya Nagar crematorium in south Delhi.

"The policeman who fired at my son should be arrested as he took his life without any reason," Manju added.

She also questioned the circumstances in which her son was allegedly allured by his friend to leave the house at the midnight without informing her. "I want authorities to probe this angle too," Manju said.

Karan befriended Punit a few months ago, a neighbour said. "Karan didn't like to indulge in any kind of bad habit. Though he liked speed, he couldn't perform stunts on bike," said Dhruv, a common friend of Karan and Punit.

"About a month back Karan invited us to his birthday party. Many of us consumed alcohol but Karan refused," another friend, who did not wish to be named, told IANS.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police are likely to arrest Punit. "We questioned him yesterday (Monday) night after he was discharged from hospital. He is now with his parents but he may be arrested soon," Deputy Commissioner of Police S.B.S. Tyagi told IANS.

Punit also received injuries after falling off the bike on the road when a bullet fired by inspector Rajneesh Parmar hit Karan.

Stunt biking by around 100 young men led to a tragedy in the heart of Delhi early Sunday when Parmar opened fire, killing Karan, who was riding pillion on Punit's motorcycle, police said.

According to police, the officer fired at the tyre of the motorcycle after issuing three warnings but a bullet hit Pandey.

The victims were rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where Karan was declared dead. A medical examination revealed that Punit was under the influence of alcohol.

Some friends of Karan also held a silent protest march after the cremation, demanding action against the police officials responsible for Karan's death.


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