Twenty-two year old popular YouTuber, Agastya Chauhan, died tragically in a bike accident, while attempting to hit 300 kmph on his ZX10R superbike on the Agra to Delhi stretch of the Yamuna expressway.
The YouTuber, who had more than 12 lakh subscribers on his channel, had a huge fan following among youngsters. The professional biker was filming a video for his channel and attempting to reach a speed of 300 kilometers on his racing bike when the accident took place.
His death has triggered a debate online whether content creators should be regulated by government agencies to avoid putting their lives and others at risk. It is a tragic reminder of the risks associated with high-speed stunts and the importance of safety precautions when engaging in such activities.
According to media reports, Chauhan lost control of his bike after hitting a divider and the impact was so severe that his helmet too shattered. This resulted in him suffering fatal injuries and the young biker lost his life on the spot.
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Emergency services were called but he had succumbed to his injuries on the spot. His body was taken by the Tappal police station of Aligarh district and sent for post-mortem to the mortuary of Kailash Hospital in Jewar, Greater Noida. The body was then handed over to Agastya’s family members after the post-mortem.
After the tragic incident, Aligarh Police appealed to motorists to drive responsibly and avoid overspeeding.
In the beginning of 2023, the Dehradun-based Agastya had been booked under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicle Act for undertaking various dangerous stunts on city roads. He was also one of the 12 bloggers the Dehradun traffic police had identified for endangering public safety with their stunts. 22