New Delhi: A man, returning home on his bike on Thursday, died as a wire which broke off from the Signature Bridge pierced his chest. His body was recovered lying near the divider.
The identification of the man was done with the help of the insurance papers of the motorbike, a report in The Times of India revealed. The deceased, 25-year-old Pranav, was on his way to Wazirabad in Delhi when the incident happened.
Initially, the police suspected it to be a hit-and-run case. However, after investigation, it was found that the metal wire from the bridge had pierced him.
Reportedly, Pranav had called up her mother and told her that he will reach home in 20 minutes. He also asked her to keep the food prepared. But, the family got suspicious of some mishap after he did not turn up.
The police, meanwhile, have registered a case of causing death due to negligence. The questioning of the contractors and labourers working at the bridge is underway.
This is not the first time that the Signature Bridge, which was opened for public on November 4, is in news for such kind of incident.
Earlier last year, a person died and another sustained injuries after their two-wheeler skidded on the Signature Bridge on a November morning. In a similar incident, two people died after falling off the bridge when their two-wheeler rammed into a divider.
The 575-metre-bridge is aimed at reducing travel time and traffic between the northern-eastern and northern part of the national capital. It is the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in India.