The MRA Marg police have registered a case against an unidentified driver of a vehicle, which allegedly hit a Bajaj Pulsar bike on the JJ flyover on Sunday night, resulting in the death of two youngsters.
According to the police, Niyaz Khan, 21, and Sameer Shaikh, 20, were on their way to Ghatkopar (on the north-bound lane) when their bike was hit from behind. The two were not wearing helmets.
“The impact was such that the bike went crashing into the other lane,” said Ashok Jagdale, senior inspector, MRA Marg police station.
Jagdale said the bike landed in the path of two Mercedes Benz. “The first car managed to veer the vehicle, but the second one crashed into the motorcycle, which was tossed back into the north-bound lane,” he said.
The police said the accused fled from the spot, while the victims fell on the road and sustained severe head injuries. “The victims were not wearing helmets. Two of their friends, who were following them on another bike, took them to the hospital. The men were declared dead on arrival,” said Jagdale.
According to the police, Khan and Shaikh were returning from Azad Maidan where a religious gathering is scheduled this week. The duo and their friends were part of the team organising the event.
The unidentified accused has been booked under IPC sections 304 (a) for causing death by negligence and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicle Act. “We are checking footage of CCTV cameras for vehicles plying on the flyover on Sunday night,” said Jagdale.