Vikhroli police arrested a dermatologist of Nanavati Hospital after her car ran over a senior citizen at Vikhroli on Tuesday afternoon.
“Dr Parul Sachin Kolhe (33) has been booked for rash driving and causing death due to negligence. The medical report has confirmed she was not drunk at the time of the incident,” said Somnath Ghuge, senior inspector of Parksite (Vikhroli West) police station.
“The accused was produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court at Vikhroli where she was granted bail on Wednesday,” added Ghuge.
The victim has been identified as Mainabai Ghodeswar (65). She lived with her family in RH Jetwan Nagar at Kalyan. The Parksite police said the accident occurred around 2.50 pm near the Kanjurmarg traffic signal when Kolhe was driving her red Maruti Wagon R from Thane towards Ghatkopar.
“When the car neared the traffic light, Ghodeswar was crossing the road. Kolhe lost control of the vehicle and ran over her,” said a police officer.
Following the mishap, the doctor, however, did not speed away from the spot.
She phoned her husband, Sachin, who is also a doctor, and told him about the incident.
“After Sachin reached the spot, the couple rushed the victim, who had been bleeding profusely, to the nearby Mulund General hospital,” police sub inspector Chandrakant Suryavanshi told Hindustan Times. As the victim’s condition turned increasingly serious, doctors at the Mulund hospital referred her case to Rajawadi hospital.
“The accused and her husband then shifted the victim to Rajawadi hospital where she subsequently died of her injuries,” Suryavanshi added.
The victim had reportedly suffered severe head injuries as well as multiple fractures. Ghodeswar, who lived at Kalyan, had come to Vikhroli to meet her daughter Lata Sonawane.
Sonawane teaches at a BMC school in NCH colony at Naval Dockyard, Vikhroli.
“Sonawane had phoned to meet her mother knowing she would be free by then,” Ghuge added. “The victim was heading towards the school when she was knocked down by the car.”