Two persons died in separate mishaps in Bandra and Borivli on Thursday night.
In the first mishap, a 45-year-old hawker was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Bandra on Thursday night. A speeding Innova rammed into the victim, killing him on the spot. Following the accident, the driver of the car sped off.
The deceased, Sirajuddin Ahmed Hazari Khan was a resident of Nargis Dutt slum area in Bandra (East). The incident took place around 9pm at Bandra Reclamation when Khan was heading home on his bicycle. Khan was crossing the road when a Tata Innova, which was came speeding from the Bandra-Worli sea link and was heading towards Kherwadi in Bandra east, rammed into Khan’s bicycle.
Due to the impact of the collision, both Khan and his bicycle were thrown off the road. “Khan landed on the ground, head first. He sustained grievous on his head injuries and was lying in a pool of blood when locals rushed him to Bhabha Hospital, where he was declared dead n arrival. The driver of the car sped off without stopping at the spot to assist the injured or inform the police,” the Bandra police said.
Based on the information given by the witnesses, the police have registered a case of death caused due to rash and negligent driving against the unidentified car driver.
In the second case, a Muslim priest, Hafeez Shaheed Malik, 41, was riding his scooter when a speeding bus rammed into his two-wheeler, killing him on the spot near Sanjay Gandhi national park in Borivli (East). “We have arrested the driver, Tukaram Tapghale, on charges of causing death due to rash and negligent driving,” said R Thakur, senior police inspector of Kasturba police station.