New Delhi, July 29: The mother of Karan Pandey, who was killed yesterday when police opened fire during an attempt to stop a group of bikers from performing dangerous stunts, accused the police of high-handedness and demanded death penalty for the guilty personnel.
"They don't fire at terrorists and criminals. My son was not a thief or a dacoit. Police has wronged as they don't have the right to kill a child. Cops who killed him should be hanged," said Karan's mother Manju.
Questioning police's claim on the sequence of events, she claimed her son didn't even knew how to ride a motorbike and demanded a post-mortem be done by a team of doctors.
"My son didn't even know how to ride a motorcycle and we also don't have a motorbike at home. He also didn't indulge in drugs. If he was indulging in hooliganism or had misbehaved with them, they could have lathicharged or arrested him, but they shouldn't have fired at him. He was my only son," she said.
She said that the reports about the other biker Punit Sharma being injured and admitted in hospital are false.
"Punit is neither injured nor admitted in the hospital. In fact, at 6.30 AM he had come with the cops accompanied by his father at our house. Cops told me that my son had an accident and asked me to go to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital with them," said Manju.
She said that the cops took her to the hospital where they asked her about the names of Karan's friend and informed her about his death due to an accident.
She was then taken to the police station."They made me wait for hours at the police station. I called up my family members who reached and found out that he died after being fired at by the police," she said.
She demanded that Punit should be arrested and interrogated and her son's postmortem be conducted by a five-doctor team.
Police had claimed that Karan Pandey, 19, was killed when a bullet fired by the police in an attempt to puncture the tyre of the bike he was riding pillion hit him in his back. Police had claimed that the group of about 150 bikers turned violent when they were asked to stop their dangerous motorcycle stunts and started pelting stones injuring some policemen after which police fired in air.