Police reported that a 25-year-old social media celebrity died and two of his friends were injured when their speeding car collided with a tree in Greater Noida on Monday.
A police official stated that Rohit Bhati, also known as Rowdy Bhati, died in the accident while his friends are being treated at hospitals in Greater Noida and Delhi.
“They are said to be returning from a party when the incident took place around 3 am near the Chuhadpur underpass. Apparently the speeding car failed to negotiate a turn and hit a tree,” Anil Kumar, in-charge of the local Beta 2 police station, told PTI.
Bhati was from Bulandshahr, but he resided in Greater Noida’s Chi sector. Belonging to the Gujar community, Bhati was popular on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram where he posted videos and had followers in thousands.
According to the police, Bhati, who was behind the wheel of the speeding Maruti Swift, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his friends Manoj and Atish, both approximately 25 years old, sustained injuries.
“Due to his critical condition, one of the injured is being treated at the Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) in Greater Noida, while the other has been transferred to Delhi,” Kumar said.
Shortly after the news of Bhati’s death spread, a number of his admirers posted reels and videos of his final rites as tributes.