Accused in Mumbai hit-and-run that killed 95-year-old woman at large
Mumbai city news: A 70-year-old witness to the accident told police that he saw a brown Honda city car, but was not able to see the registration number of itmumbai Updated: Jun 24, 2017 01:10 IST
The driver of a Honda city car that allegedly knocked down a 95-year-old woman in Mulund, killing her, on Wednesday is at large as police are trying to trace the registration number of the vehicle.
The woman, Shantabai Joshi, was on Deendayal Road in front of Billeshwar Mahadev temple around 7am when a car knocked her down. Joshi sustained grievous injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead. “Owing to her old age, she would move forward slowly in a crouching position. We think the driver did not notice her,” said a police officer privy to the investigation.
A 70-year-old man told police that he saw a brown Honda city car, but was not able to see the registration number of the car. The police inspected the CCTV cameras that have captured the car. “Efforts are on to zoom in to see the number,” said the officer.
The woman was living alone and does not have any relatives, police said. Meanwhile, the woman has still not been cremated. “Relatives have approached us in this regard and are out of town,” said the officer. Residents in the locality where Joshi lived had themselves approached the Mulund police on Thursday and showed their willingness to cremate her. “We were ready to cremate her, but the relatives have established contact,” said a local resident. The Mulund police registered a case against relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicle Act.