- The 20-year-old woman succumbed to injuries from a go-karting incident
- The woman’s parents have blamed the go-karting organizers’ negligence for the incident
- Management claimed that it happened after she removed her helmet to click selfies
In an unfortunate incident, a 20-year-old woman died after her hair got entangled in a go-kart wheels in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on Wednesday.
The woman, identified as Sri Varshini, had gone go-karting with her friends at an amusement park in the city when the incident took place. The woman, who was an engineering student, was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to injuries the following day.
Speaking to local website The News Minute Thursday, police officer Mahender Reddy said, “It was this morning that a written complaint was filed at the Meerpet police station. The woman was wearing a helmet but it seems like it came off midway and her hair got entangled with the tyre of the kart. Immediately we filed an FIR and launched investigation. Now that she has succumbed the sections under which the case was registered will change.”
The woman’s parents have blamed the go-karting organizers’ negligence for their daughter’s death. The management has, however, claimed that the fatal incident took place after the woman removed her helmet to click selfies, The Indian Express reported.
“She did not fall off the vehicle nor did the vehicle topple. She hit her head against the vehicle and sustained a severe head injury,” Sub-Inspector of Meerpet police station Anantha Ramulu told the Indian Express.
Meanwhile, a video of the incident, shot by one of her friends, showed them driving around the track. Around two minutes later, something goes wrong and someone can be heard screaming. People, including the friend shooting the video, rush to the woman’s rescue and the video abruptly ends.
Investigation into the case was ongoing.
The incident comes months after a 16-year-old teen’s hair got caught in a go-kart’s engine at an amusement park in Virginia. Matia Ruffin was left with a large bald spot after her hair was ripped from her scalp in the incident.