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26-yr-old navy clerk dies in road accident in Mumbai

The tempo driver, identified as Dilip Hake, was arrested on Tuesday.

mumbai Updated: Dec 20, 2017 23:21 IST
Pratik Salunke
Pratik Salunke
Hindustan Times
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The tempo driver veered to the left, owing to which Kumar crashed on the railings of the flyover and fell down. (File pic for representation)

A 26-year-old man, who worked as a clerk in the Indian Navy, died after he was knocked down by a tempo while riding his scooter at Ahuja flyover on Sion-Chunabhatti road on Tuesday morning around 9 am.

The victim, Dimple Kumar, was riding alongside the tempo. The tempo driver veered to the left, owing to which Kumar crashed on the railings of the flyover and fell down.

“The silencer of the tempo hit him in the stomach,” said Sushil Kamble, senior police inspector, Wadala TT police station. “Kumar sustained grievous injuries on his stomach and succumbed to them in the hospital.”

The tempo driver, identified as Dilip Hake, was charged under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 304 A (causing death by negligence), and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). He was arrested on Tuesday.

In a similar incident on Monday, a 20-year-old, seated in a garbage truck hired by the civic body, died after another truck crashed into the vehicle around 4.45am on Sunday in Chembur.

First Published: Dec 20, 2017 23:13 IST