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Vehicle crushes two to death in Mumbai

Late on Wednesday night, a vehicle rams into a motorcycle from behind and kills both the riders, reports Megha Sood.

india Updated: Dec 07, 2006 21:33 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood

Not even 24 hours had passed after an allegedly inebriated owner of a pharma company rammed his car in a shanty in Borivali West injuring a couple on Wednesday, when in a case of hit and run, a vehicle claimed the lives of two motorcylists at Goregaon.

The incident occurred at 11.00 pm on Wednesday when Shrikant Anand Sonavnekar and his friend Jitendra Gir, who were travelling on the two-wheeler, were killed after they were run over by an unknown vehicle on the western express highway.

According to PSI S Nikam, investigating officer of Goregaon police station, Gir, a resident of Malwani and his friend, who resides on Mira Road, were on their way to Gir’s house when a speeding vehicle from the behind on the overhead bridge rammed into their bike, severely injuring the duo’s heads. They were not wearing a helmet.

The onlookers, who gathered after the vehicle had fled, rushed the two to the Cooper Hospital. They, though, were declared dead on arrival. The blue Hero Honda bike they had been riding had been entirely crushed and so were the two occupants of the bike.

"We have lodged a case of rash and negligent driving (under sections 337 and 279 of the IPC) and also the charge of murder under the motor vehicle act," said Nikam.

"Since it was late night there were no witnesses to the accident. However, we are trying to identify the vehicle and the driver.

"We just heard a loud noise in a distance and when we reached there we saw a damaged motorcycle lying inverted in the middle of the road and the two boys reeling with excruciating pain under the bike," said Ramesh Patil, an onlooker, who stays nearby the spot of accident.

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First Published: Dec 07, 2006 21:33 IST