Panicked after ramming his car into a parked two-wheeler near Shilpi Chowk at Kharghar, a 17-year-old boy hit a 61-year-old woman on Friday.
The woman, Rekha Ramesh Sharma, was declared dead at a hospital. She lived with her 70-year-old husband at Bhoomiraj Woods building in sector 20.
The police detained the boy, a Class 11 student, and seized the car registered in his father’s name. His father passed away a month ago.
According to the police, the boy lives with his family at Sai Savali apartment in sector 19. The boy accompanied by his friend was heading towards Jalvayu Vihar from Navjeevan hospital.
“He rammed his car into a two-wheeler, which was parked on the shoulder of the road at Shilp Chowk at 10.30am. Scared, he accelerated the car and hit the woman, who was walking with her friend,” said an officer from Kharghar police station.
The woman fell on the pavement and suffered severe injuries on her head and right hand. She was bleeding profusely, said the officer.
“She was taken to Panvel rural hospital and doctors declared her brought dead,” the officer said.
While the boy stayed put after the accident and surrendered himself to the police, his friend fled, said Dilip Kale, senior inspector of Kharghar police station. The police have registered a case under sections 304 (A) and 279 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act. “He will be produced before a juvenile court in Karjat on Saturday,” said the police.
The police handed over the woman’s body to her husband after a post-mortem in the hospital. Her two sons, who were out of Mumbai, will reach here on Saturday, said another officer.