Famed woman biker Veenu Paliwal dies in road accident

 12 Apr 2016 - 18:46

Famed woman biker Veenu Paliwal dies in road accident
Veenu Paliwal (Source: Facebook)

Bhopal: Famed Indian woman biker Veenu Paliwal has died in a road accident in Madhya Pradesh's Vidisha district, police said.

The accident took place on Monday when Paliwal was on a nationwide trip on her Harley Davidson moterbike.

She was on the way to Jaipur from Lucknow with her friend Dipesh Tanwar who was on another bike.

She sustained injuries on Monday when her motorbike slipped near Bagroda Tiraha region of the district.

According to the police, Paliwal was rushed to Gyaraspur hospital where she was referred to vidisha after first aid.

Paliwal was declared dead as soon as she was transferred to a hospital in Vidisha district late Monday evening, Kotwali police station incharge Rajesh Tiwari told IANS.

Her autopsy was conducted by a team of four doctors, Tiwari said. Her friend Tanwar alleged that she was speaking to him before being treated at Gyaraspur hospital. Paliwal's condition got worse immediately after being given an injection, Tanwar said.

Paliwal had recently been named the Lady of the Harley 2016.

Paliwal was known as "HOG Rani" -- a combination of an acronym for Harley Owners Group and a mark of affection for Jaipur's only woman Harley rider from fellow bike enthusiasts.

Source: Facebook

"Veenu had left Jaipur after Holi and was doing a trip almost around the entire country. She was about to complete 10,000 km -- a rare achievement for any biker, especially a woman," said Rajiv Bansal, a Jaipur-based HOG member told NDTV.

She was undertaking the Kashmir to Kanyakumari trip with fellow biker and companion Dipesh Tanwar. The two started their journey from Lucknow early in the morning for Bhopal on separate Harley Davidson bikes.

She had learnt to ride while in college and was an ardent advocate for safe driving. While still in college - Ajmer's Sophia College -- Paliwal got her first bike from her father, Kailash Chandra Paliwal, a retired bank employee.

Paliwal had already started shooting a documentary on her motorbike journey across the country -- a journey that was cut short by the tragic accident.

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