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Hospital guard runs over, kills 55-yr-old woman

mumbai Updated: Aug 22, 2010 00:59 IST
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A private security guard, who was moving a car out of the way at Kemps Corner on Saturday morning, ran over a 58-year-old woman on her way to the temple, killing her.

Gamdevi police arrested the guard who works at Cumballa Hill Hospital.

Police said the accident happened around 6:30 am near Cumballa Hill Hospital at Kemps Corner. A witness said Pradeep Kamble (23), who was posted at the hospital gate, had been moving a car to the side. While doing so, he pressed the accelerator instead of the brake and rammed into Varsha Mehta who was on the footpath.

“The car hit the woman from the front and she came under the wheels,” Suhas Shinde, a witness said. Pedestrians rushed Mehta to hospital, where

she was declared dead before admission.

Witnesses said Kamble had suddenly run towards the car and started driving it haphazardly. Other security guards tried to stop him, but he ignored them. Police said Kamble was booked under charges of rash and negligent driving, but later released on bail. Initial investigation by the police revealed that Kamble did not have a driver’s licence.

“Further investigation is being conducted into the case,” said senior police inspector, Sanjay Diwadkar.

A spokesperson for Cumballa Hill Hospital said, “The security guard is from the agency subcontracted for hospital security work. Allegedly, despite being warned by his co-workers, he unauthorisedly took the car involved in the accident. The hospital is in no manner connected or responsible for the incident.”