The grandnephew of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh died of grave injuries he sustained after his motorbike reportedly skidded on a wet road in Rampur district, around 135 km away from Shimla, late on Saturday evening.
Abhitej Sandhu, 27, was an advocate and lived in Mohali with his family.
The accident took place when Abhitej was returning home with two of his friends, Gurpal Singh and Abhitesh Singh, who were following him in their car.
According to the police, Abhitej was driving an Enfield.
Police said that when Abhitej reached near Manglad in Rampur, he lost control over his bike and fell on the road.
He sustained serious head injuries and was taken to civil hospital at Rampur where he succumbed to his injuries, added the police .
Superintendent of Police, Shimla, P D W Negi told The Indian Express that they have handed over the body to Abhitej’s father Abhay Singh Sandhu after conducting the post-mortem examination.
“We have handed over the body to the family after completing the formalities. According to preliminary investigation, it was an accident. Abhitej had lost control over his bike and fell on the road,” added the SP.
An alumnus of Lawrence School, Sanawar, Abhitej was actively involved in the agitation led by social activist Anna Hazare at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the Congress-led UPA government. He was a supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Abhitej’s cousin Yadvinder Singh Sadhu informed Abhitej was the only son of his parents.
Abhitej’s friend and AAP leader Jarnail Singh said he and Abhitej had worked together for many months. The former is presently working with a Delhi-based NGO.