Nagpur: Trying to pull off a stunt proved fatal for a 20-year-old boy as his motorcycle met with an accident near Futala Lake early in the morning on Wednesday. Another youth is injured seriously and admitted to a private hospital. The incident took place at the turning near Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Science University (MAFSU).
The deceased has been identified as Aniket Hiranwar (20), resident of Gavalipura, Dharampeth, and the injured youth is Kartik Rannavare. According to details, the Racer bike Aniket was riding belonged to his friend Pruthvi Tomar. His another friend Hitesh Dhumne (21), resident of Apsara Apartment, Chhapru Nagar, and a Second Year student of Raisoni Engineering College, was to appear for a paper today at 9 am hence he left home at 6.30 am on his Duke motorcycle (MH-34/AW 3211) along with a friend named Pranay. As they were going to Hingna college, Aniket Hiranwar, Kartik Rannavare and Pruthvi Tomar met them midway near Ravi Nagar Square around 6.45 am. But Hitesh did not stop there and proceeded further. In the meantime, Hitesh received phone from Aniket and he called back him at Ravi Nagar Square. From there the four friends Hitesh, Aniket, Kartik and Pruthvi planned to enjoy noodles at Telangkhedi. Aniket decided to ride Pruthvi’s Racer bike and with him was Kartik as pillion. However, when the four friends reached Telangkhedi Hanuman Temple, the noodles centre was closed so they proceeded towards Futala Lake.
Not only Aniket was riding the bike in break-neck speed but he was also resorting to “stuntbaazi.” As the youngsters reached near the turning at MAFSU, a truck came in front of Aniket suddenly. Aniket could not control his speeding bike and crashed onto the truck with forceful impact. The crash left Aniket critically injured and he died on the spot.
According to eyewitness account, the deceased Aniket Hiranwar was riding his motorcycle in great speed and haphazard manner as well in an act of stunt. And when the truck came in front of him, it was beyond control of Aniket to stop his bike and he rammed the heavy vehicle head-on. Kartik who was riding pillion was also injured and admitted to a private hospital.
The driver of truck also indulged in a “sort of stunt” as he fled the spot fearing backlash from the nearby people.
Ambazari cops have registered a case and probing the matter further.