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Seven-year-old crossing narrow lane in Pune hit by car, dies

A 72-year-old man driving a WagonR car hit the boy in the narrow lane while he was crossing the road near Homi Bhabha hospital

pune Updated: Oct 09, 2017 23:59 IST
Shalaka Shinde
The boy was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved.
The boy was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved.(HT PHOTO)

A 7-year-old boy was killed in a road accident after he was hit by a car on Sunday morning at Wadarwadi area in Pune. A 72-year-old man driving a WagonR car hit the boy in the narrow lane while he was crossing the road near Homi Bhabha hospital, according to police sub inspector (PSI) VM Koli, of Chaturshringi police station, who is investigating the case. 

The boy was identified as Vighnesh Raju Alkute while the driver was identified as Mangal Katke, according to the police.

The driver and the deceased boy’s father, Rajeev Reva Alkunte, 46, were also hospitalised after the incident due to separate reasons, according to the police. Rajeev Alkunte works as a security guard at the hospital near which the incident happened, the police said. 

The police have registered a case under Section 304(a) (for causing death due to negligent driving), 279 (for rash driving) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 184 and 119/177 of Motor Vehicle Act against the man at Chaturshringi police station. The 72-year-old man, however, was not arrested immediately as he had to be hospitalised due to fluctuating blood pressure, according to PSI Koli. His car, however, was ceased by the police.

“The street is very narrow and children are generally seen playing in the area. The car hit the boy and his head hit the concrete cover of a sewage chamber. The driver put the boy in his car and took him to Ratna hospital which refused to treat him. So they rushed to KEM hospital where he was declared dead on arrival,” according to the PSI Koli.