India’s famed biker Veenu Paliwal, who had recently been named ‘Lady of the Harley 2016’ had died following a bike crash in Madhya Pradesh on April 11, 2016.
Veenu who was on a nationwide tour on her famous Harley Davidson motorcycle, reportedly died on her way to Vidisha District Hospital after initially being treated at Gyaraspur hospital.
Veenu reportedly injured her wrist after her bike skid off a road near Gyaraspur, 100 km from Bhopal and was immediately rushed to nearby Gyaraspur hospital for primary aid.
She was then referred to the Vidisha district hospital, but didn’t make it and was declared brought dead.
The 44-year-old from Jaipur was heading Bhopal and had left Lucknow early that morning.
According to Police, she was wearing protective gear at the time of the accident.
She was accompanied by fellow biker Dipesh Tanwar, who was on another bike at the time.
Tanwar has alleged that it was not the accident that killed Veenu, but the injection that she was given at Gyaraspur hospital.
He said that she was speaking to him before being treated at Gyaraspur hospital, but her condition got worse immediately after being given an injection.
A post-mortem would be conducted on April 12, so as to determine exact cause of death.
Veenu was known for driving Harley Davidson bikes at 180 kmph and was even planning to make a documentary on her motorbike journey across the country.
According to police, her family and friends in Jaipur, Indore and Mumbai have been informed about her death and some of them have already reached Bhopal.
A mother of two, Veenu had learned to ride a bike in college but couldn’t continue riding as she didn’t own a bike.
After she got married, her husband wouldn’t let her ride and her dream was thus halted. She soon got her second coming after divorce and again took up biking last year. At that time she had said:
“My divorce came through and I settled back into my life. I wanted to do something for myself. So I bought a Harley and, with my children away at college, every weekend is now spent riding to Delhi or to places around Jaipur.”