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18 yr old girl dies after falling off the bike during a wheelie

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18 year old Shiny Kiran K gets killed as biker friend performs wheelie on OM Road in Bengaluru.

Kirtan Richie, 18, a student of JD Institute of Fashion Technology tried to impress a girl he had just met by performing a wheelie. While Shiny Kiran K was riding pillion, Richie performed the wheelie which led to her falling off the bike causing death as she came under the wheels of a mini truck coming from behind.

The accident occurred at Old Madras Road on 1st Sep 2016, while Richie was arrested on Tuesday. He has confessed to the police stating that he was trying to impress the girl he had just met. Richie is an expert in biking stunts and regularly thrills his friends by performing such antics.

The girl who died - Shiny Kiran K

The girl who died – Shiny Kiran K

Richie had just met Shiny at a pub on 27th August and regaled her about his biking prowess. They exchanged numbers and were in touch with each other following which they decided to meet on 1st September.

Borrowing a second hand Yamaha from his friend that has been specially designed for performing a wheelie, Richie picked up his new friend from KFC at Indranagar and took her to Kasturi Nagar Park. On the way back, in front of Gopalan Mall, Kirtan suddenly performed a wheelie to impress her which resulted in Shiny falling off the bike while a passing canter truck ran over her.

Keertan Richie

Keertan Richie

Richie sped away without helping the girl and has been arrested U/s 304 IPC for committing culpable homicide not amounting to murder. This carries a maximum punishment of 10 years. The canter driver has also been arrested and has confirmed the story that the biker ahead of him performed a wheelie in front of his canter leading to the death of the girl.

Incident of performing bike stunts on public roads is on the rise. Not only it is dangerous to those performing, but also to others on the road. Below is one such video where a biker is performing a wheelie with his girlfriend as a pillion. Leave alone public road safety, none of them are wearing any safety gear.

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Pearl Daniels

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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    • There is no “Conspiracy to commit murder”. Its an unexpected accident can count as “Death due to negligence.” If the death is pre-planned by the perpetrator and proved then he could get a life sentence or capital punishment.

      • That’s the law point but the innocent girl lost her life,That idiot and her friends didnt even stop the vehicle to even see what happened to her,they just escaped.This happened just 6km away from my home.i saw the place today,the guy was doing stunts in old madras road,he had met with a accident in 2014,after that his parents never gave him a 2 wheeler,he used to borrow his friends bikes.He should be given a harsher sentence.

        • Vehicles are running over people and the drivers are getting away with fine and minimal sentences for killing someone in daily basis. This happens all the time. I have seen one lady on a scooty was run over and killed by a staff bus. Thousands of relatives and sympathetic by stands may cry out loud emotionally but that doesn’t stand anywhere near the law of the land. May be emotional warrants for righteousness may be satisfied with “street justice” but when it comes to the established constitution, this would be the case.

          • In some cases they are let off within 1 year itself,one such case happened in Mumbai where a idiot named Alistair perera killed 7 people and injuring more in a car accident,They court just sentenced him for 6 months,would you believe?just six months! he even paid lakhs of rupees as fine,but that didn’t save him,he was later sentenced to 3 years in prison.Still 3 years is too less,he would have got parole also.

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