'Techie's injuries show husband was speeding'

'Techie's injuries show husband was speeding'

Cops' claim based on autopsy report

The post-mortem report of software professional Sthuti Pandey, 25, who was killed after her husband rode his motorcycle into a pothole on the Devarabeesanahalli flyover on Thursday night, states that she suffered severe injuries on the ribs and lungs as well as the head.

Sharing the details of the post-mortem report with Deccan Herald on Sunday, a senior police officer said the nature of injuries suffered by Pandey, who was riding pillion, indicates that her husband, Omprakash Tripathi, was speeding.

As she fell, the impact must have been high, causing severe ribs and lung injuries. “We are seeking doctors’ opinion on how such injuries are caused. The streetlights were working and the road was clear. Apparently, the rider had not noticed the pothole. We are investigating how exactly the accident occurred,” the officer said. Another officer, when asked on what basis was Tripathi booked for rash and negligent driving, said that a case had to be registered for conducting an investigation.

The established practice is to book the rider/driver for rash and negligent driving when such a fatal accident occurs. “We have booked him only for the purpose of investigation and are waiting for him to recover from the shock of his wife’s death. We will then question him in detail,” added the officer.  The officer insisted that speeding was the main cause of accident.

“It is the responsibility of the rider to make sure he is riding safely. In this case, it is suspected that he was riding the two-wheeler at top speed which caused the incident. We have booked him in accordance with the law. Just because he has been named in the FIR, we will not arrest him until the investigation is completed and it is conclusively proved that he was responsible for the accident,” the officer added.
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