The Parksite police are on the lookout for the driver of a BEST bus who ran over a 23-year-old man at Vikhroli east, on Tuesday night. The deceased, identified as Avdesh Gautam, was rushed to the Rajawadi Hospital, where he was died on Tuesday night.
The incident took place around 11pm on Tuesday at the Vikhroli stretch of the LBS Road. Gautam, who was a carpenter by profession, had finished his day's work at a house in Shantiniketan society and was returning to his Ghatkopar residence. As he was crossing the road, a speeding BEST bus knocked him down. The driver of the bus abandoned the vehicle and fled from the spot.
“We have registered a case under rash and negligent driving and causing death due to negligence against the driver of the BEST bus. We have not identified the driver as yet, but since we know the registration number of the bus, we should be able to identify and arrest him soon,” said police inspector S Bhosle attached with the Parksite police station.