A police naik attached to the Sakinaka police station, ran over two persons in a car at the Andheri-Ghatkopar Link road in the wee hours of Sunday, killing a 52-year-old man working as a watchman.
The other victim, another 50-year-old watchman, who had suffered injuries to his head and legs, was stated to be out of danger.
The Sakinaka police have booked police naik Shivaji Borade , 45, for causing death due to negligence and rash driving. Borade who has suffered injuries on his head will be arrested once he is discharged after treatment, the police said.
According to the police, Borade was patrolling opposite Sukh Shanti bar along Andheri-Ghatkopar Link road at around 4.30am on Sunday when the incident occurred.
While travelling in a Maruti 800 car that belonged to his colleague, Borade lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a generator parked nearby. Due to the impact of the collision, the generator propelled further and knocked two watchmen down.
Locals in the area rushed the trio to nearby Paramount hospital. Gopinath Shinde , 52, was declared dead on arrival, having suffered serious injuries on his chest and waist.
Another watchman, Bhajan Khewat , 50, suffered injuries on his head and legs. Khewat is said to be out of danger and is recuperating at the Paramount hospital. The watchmen were employed at the ongoing metro rail construction site on contract basis.
Borade, the police said, had sustained minor injuries on his head and abrasions on several parts of his body and is receiving treatment at Paramount hospital.
The Sakinaka police have registered a case under Indian Penal Code sections 279 for rash driving, 304A for causing death due to negligence, 337 for causing hurt and 338 for causing grievous hurt against the accused.
He will be arrested once he has completely recuperated, the police said.
“Borade’s preliminary medical report has revealed that he was not driving under the influence of alcohol. However, we have sent his blood sample for analysis, report of which should arrive on Monday,” said senior inspector S Dhanedar of Sakinaka police station.