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Mumbai: Woman knocked down by school bus, driver surrenders

A woman was killed after she was knocked down by a school bus in Kandivli (east) on Wednesday morning. The accused driver, after the accident, sped away to drop the students to school and then later surrendered before the police, officials said.

mumbai Updated: Feb 04, 2015 20:25 IST
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A 60-year-old woman was killed after she was knocked down by a school bus in Kandivli (east) on Wednesday morning. The accused driver, after the accident, sped away to drop the students to school and then later surrendered before the police, officials said.

The Samta Nagar police have arrested the driver Bharat Jha, 45, on charges of causing death due to negligence and rash driving

The incident occurred at 7.15 am at Akurli Road when the driver, Bharat Jha (45) was ferrying students to St Lawrence School in Borivli.

The victim- Padamvati Shinge, who resides in the slums near Akurli Road, was crossing the road when the driver crashed into her. Eye witnesses told the police even after knocking down Shinge, Jha did not stop the vehicle and sped away.

Onlookers took Shinge to the nearby Shatabdi hospital, where the doctors declared her dead. Shinge succumbed to severe head injuries, police said. The doctors then alerted the police about the mishap.

"An eye-witness, who had managed to get the school bus' vehicle registration number, came forward with the information. Meanwhile, the bus driver surrendered himself at the police station along with the bus. He was not drunk at the time of the incident," said S Narkar, inspector at Samta Nagar police station.

According to the police, Jha was driving the school bus which was on a contractual basis. No students were hurt in the accident, the officials said.

Jha was booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 279 (rash driving), 304 (A) (causing death due to negligence) and other relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.