Gurugram: High speed motorcycle crash splits IITian’s body in half; Equipped with proper riding gears

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Gurugram:A 27-year-old IIT graduate was killed yesterday in Gurugram’s Golf Course Road after his superbike rammed the divider and a street light on the morning of March 29. As per the police officials, the rider Rituj Beniwal, was a resident of Sushant Lok 1 in Sector 43. Investigators handling the incident stated that at approximately at 6:10 am, he was riding his black Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10 when he lost control on the vehicle.

It has been reported that the collision was so forceful that Beniwal’s body was tragicallysplits , and his motorcycle was completely disintegrated. Given the extensive damage observed on both the bike and his body, authorities presume that Beniwal was traveling at a speed estimated to be between 130 and 140 kilometers per hour during the time of crash.

Rider was equipped with proper riding gear including hand gloves and helmet

As per the information Rituj was riding his motorcycle wearing proper biking gear, including a helmet and gloves. However, he lost his control on the high torque motorcycle due to over speeding resulting in his tragic demise. Investigators said that parts of the mangled motorcycle and the lower part of the man’s body were found at least 20-30 metres away from the spot of the accident.

As reported by the Hindustan Times, Mayank Gupta, deputy commissioner of police (east), said the accident took place around 200 metres away from the entrance to Belvedere Towers.

“Beniwal was on the main lane of the Golf Course Road, which connects to the Jaipur-Delhi carriageway. He was speeding and ended up hitting the divider after losing control,” the DCP said.

“He hit the metal wires fencing above the divider and a street light pole at the spot, resulting in mutilation of his body, which led to his instant death… A preliminary investigation points to his riding alone, and that no other vehicle hit him,” Gupta further added.

An alumnus of IIT Kanpur and a motor enthusiast

Beniwal, originally hails from Jaipur and had pursued his BTech and MTech degrees from IIT-Kanpur. He had been employed at Logic Fruit Technologies, located in Gurugram, for the preceding three years. Authorities mentioned that he resided in a rented apartment in Sushant Lok 1. Described as a passionate motorbike enthusiast, Beniwal often indulged in riding his superbike for leisure during weekends and holidays, as noted by his flatmate, Shantam Sharma.

No foul play alleged

Furthermore, Beniwal’s family do not suspect any foul play and have not got a first information report (FIR) lodged, as per the police officials.

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