New Delhi (Sputnik): A video of a bike with its silencer in flames has gone viral on social media, with netizens expressing shock at how the riders, including a young child, were unaware of the blaze behind them. The incident is purported to have taken place in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh close to the national capital of New Delhi.
The bike was in flames.. the rider and his pillion were unaware.. they were may be seconds away from a lethal accident.. but then came @Uppolice. Chased and stopped them.. saving their lives in nick of time. Kudos! pic.twitter.com/W5IJUukeEO— Raj Shekhar Jha (@rajshekharTOI) April 15, 2019
A police van attempted to pull the bike over, with officers activating their vehicle's siren and frantically shouting at the duo. It was only when the police van overtook the two-wheeler and blocked its path that the biker realised what was going on. The driver and the lady along with him quickly got off the bike and allowed the police to douse the flames with a fire extinguisher.
Following this, the police hit out at the driver, saying, "You would not stop even with a police siren blaring!"
Social media users praised the police officers for averting a potentially deadly explosion.
"Kudos to the police team," said this user.
Kudos to the police team… 🙏🙏🙏— hari iyer (@iyerhari14) April 15, 2019
What was good to see there was that the police had a fire extinguisher handy. 😁— Old_School_Engineer (@a_muglikar) April 15, 2019
Others slammed the driver for not pulling over and described the fact that they were riding without helmets as "unreal".
Completely flouting the Number Plate Rules.— Sohit Jatain (@SohitJatain) April 15, 2019
Police: 'Sala hooter bajaate aa rhe h… Ruk hi nhi rhe ho'
Riders in India don't understand what Siren means. We all know how to get a license without any training/exam.
Unreal. The lady has a child also? And not wearing helmet. Even without the fire it was so risky, people just don't learn. 😠 Thank you UP Police.— Sanjukta Basu (@sanjukta) April 15, 2019