One of India's leading female bikers has died due to internal bleeding reveals autopsy
Paliwal with her Harley Davidson was on a nationwide tour along with fellow biker Dipesh Tanwar. The 44-year-old Jaipur resident died when her bike skidded off a road near Gyaraspur, 100 kilometers from state capital Bhopal.
Paliwal was rushed to a primary health centre and then to the Vidisha district hospital, where doctors declared her dead, it was reported by police. Paliwal was also planning to make a documentary on her motorbike journey across the country.
The autopsy was conducted by a panel of four doctors — comprising RL Singh, RK Verma, RK Sahu and Neha Jain — after fellow-biker Dipesh Tanwar alleged that a local primary health centre at Gyaraspur may have subjected Veenu to “wrong medical treatment” he alleged.
However, the medical experts — after conducting the autopsy over a period of an hour — dismissed Tanwar’s suspicions. “A comprehensive injury caused by a hard object, possibly the motorbike’s handle or a wall, ruptured her liver badly — triggering excessive internal bleeding and her eventual death. She was administered an anti-tetanus injection at the PHC, which was not wrong treatment at all. Any patient of trauma is given an antibiotic, anti-tetanus and anti-inflammatory treatment at the outset,” eye specialist Dr RK Sahu advised.
Vidisha SHO Rajesh Tiwari said that though the Gyaraspur primary health centre rushed Veenu to the better-equipped Vidisha district hospital, she was declared dead on arrival. She was reportedly riding her bike at over 110 kmph when the accident occurred on the Sagar-Vidisha-Bhopal highway around 6.30 pm on Monday.
Despite her injuries, Veenu called up Tanwar — who was just behind her — and informed him about the incident. “She was conscious for about half an hour after that,” said Tiwari.
After the autopsy was done, Veenu’s relatives took her body to Jaipur on Tuesday morning.
Describing Veenu as somebody who “lived her life for others”, KC Paliwal said: “She believed that we — who have everything we need in life — should give back to society. She was multi-faceted, and she aimed to achieve a lot in life. She was extra-caring towards her family, friends and especially the poor and disabled.”
He recounted how Veenu was passionate about two-wheelers even as a child. “I had three bikes — a Rajdoot, Jawa and Bullet — and she was always trying to ride them. She started riding bikes at 12 years of age, and sometimes even in my absence,” he said.
Veenu’s demise also evoked sympathy from Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje. “Sad to know of the untimely demise of India’s ace motorcyclist Veenu Paliwal. Her passion will remain an inspiration. May her soul rest in peace,” she tweeted.
Veenu is survived by two children — Shiven, an engineering student, and Shivika, who has just completed her Class 12 examinations.