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Bajaj Auto manager, wife killed in road mishap on Mumbai-Pune expressway

A top-level executive working with Bajaj Auto and his wife were killed while their two children suffered serious injuries in a mishap on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, the police said on Monday.

mumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2016 10:05 IST
Amrutkumar Rath, 45, working as HR manager at the two-wheeler major, and his family were returning to Pune from Mumbai on Sunday afternoon
Amrutkumar Rath, 45, working as HR manager at the two-wheeler major, and his family were returning to Pune from Mumbai on Sunday afternoon (HT Photo)

An HR manager working with Bajaj Auto and his wife were killed while their two children suffered serious injuries in a mishap on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, the police said on Monday.

Amrutkumar Rath, 45, and his family were returning to Pune from Mumbai on Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his BMW (MH14 EP369) near Malawali, some 60 km from Pune.

“The BMW car hit the median after Rath lost control of the car,” said Shankar Awatade, police inspector who is attached with NIgdi police station. Rath and his wife Padmaja, 40, died instantly while their two children Adisha, 18, and Alman, 10, suffered fractures and joint dislocation and were hospitalised at Lokmanya hospital, Nigdi, Awatade said.

The Raths from Wakad in Pune had gone to Mumbai to drop Amrutkumar’s sister. The expressway had received heavy rain on Sunday morning and it was drizzling when the family was returning to Pune, the police said.

According to doctors, Adisha suffered a hip dislocation and underwent surgery. Alman, who sustained abdominal injuries, was critical when he was taken to the hospital. After post-mortems at Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial hospital, the bodies of the couple were handed over to relatives.