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In Mumbai: 41-year-old loses control of car, kills passerby

mumbai Updated: Dec 10, 2016 00:41 IST
Jayprakash Naidu
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The accused, Harimohan Jha, 41, has been driving for nearly two decades. He and the deceased, Ranjitkumar Jha, 25, work as drivers in the same society and are originally from Madhubani in Bihar(HT File Photo)

A man was killed after the driver of a Fortuner lost control of the vehicle and rammed it into him in a parking lot of a society in Andheri on Thursday.

According to the Oshiwara police, the accident took place around 6pm in the parking lot of Samartha Angan complex in Andheri (west).

The accused, Harimohan Jha, 41, has been driving for nearly two decades. He and the deceased, Ranjitkumar Jha, 25, work as drivers in the same society and are originally from Madhubani in Bihar.

A police officer said, “The accused’s shoe was torn. He was taking the car out of the parking lot. His torn shoe got stuck on the accelerator and he couldn’t get it off it in time. The victim happened to be passing by when the SUV smashed him against the wall. The impact killed the man.”

Ranjitkumar suffered serious injuries. Jha rushed him to Cooper Hospital but doctors couldn’t save his life. Around 7pm, the police were informed by the hospital authorities.

The car has been seized by the cops.

Prima facie, Jha was not drunk but his blood samples have been taken.

He was booked for allegedly causing death due to rash and negligent driving under bailable sections of the Indian Penal Code — sections 279 and 304A.

He has been remanded in judicial custody by a magistrate court.

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