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Speeding car knocks down six women crossing road, 2 killed

mumbai Updated: Jan 23, 2013 01:13 IST
HT Correspondent

Two women were killed and four injured after being hit by a speeding car while crossing the road near Seepz in Andheri (East) early on Tuesday morning.

The Aarey Sub police have arrested the driver, Pravin Kumar Kanojia, 25.

According to the police, Sangeeta Kanai, Rekha Honale, Manju Prabhakaran, Jairagini Prakash, Anupriya Mutthu and Sneha Wadekar reached the Seepz bus stop at 7.10am.

In a hurry to report to work in the Seepz premises, which is located on the other side of the road, the women alighted from the front exit of the bus and stood in front of the vehicle to cross the road.

As the bus driver started to move the vehicle, the women rushed ahead, unable to see a speeding Indica heading their way. The car knocked down all six women.

A team of policemen patrolling the street took them to the Holy Spirit hospital.

While Kanai and Honale were declared dead on arrival, Prabhakaran and Prakash were admitted to the ICU. Mutthu and Wadekar are also undergoing treatment, the police said.

Kanai and Honale’s bodies were sent to Bhagwati hospital for post-mortem, and were then handed over to their families.

The police said the women, residents of Units 19, 20 and 22 at Aarey Colony, worked at an electronic goods manufacturing unit.

“The patrol team caught Kanojia soon after the incident. He was not drunk,” said Uttam More, senior inspector, Aarey Sub police station, adding that he has been booked under section 304 (A) (death due to negligence) of the IPC.

The car belongs to Bhagirathi Travels at Borivli and Kanojia, a Malad resident, has been working with them for the past two years, the police said.

“He was on his way to Sakinaka from JB Nagar. Preliminary probe revealed that he was going to drop two call centre employees,” said Pravin Patil, deputy commissioner of police, zone 12.

Locals blocked the JVLR while the victims’ bodies were being taken for the last rites. They demanded that signals be put up on the stretch near Seepz.