Cab driver’s negligence kills 20-yr-old biker in Mumbai
The 20-year-old cab driver, Arif Abdul Rahim Shaikh, fled the spot, fearing assault.mumbai Updated: Jan 27, 2018 22:16 IST
Joy rides by a group of seven youth turned tragic after one of them was killed in a road accident on Marine Drive on Friday. The 20-year-old college student, a resident of Khetwadi, dashed his bike into an app-based cab, which was taking a U-turn without flashing its indicators.
The impact was such that Dilip Devji Modi, who studied commerce at Lala College, was flung onto other vehicle in the opposite lane. He died during treatment at a hospital. The 20-year-old cab driver, Arif Abdul Rahim Shaikh, fled the spot, fearing assault. Later, Shaikh, a resident of Babasaheb Ambedkar Nagar in Colaba, surrendered before the police. He was arrested for causing death by negligence, said an officer.
Arvind Jakad, the 19-year-old complainant, told the police that his friends gathered at Seventh Khetwadi lane and decided to undertake joy rides to Marine Drive, said the officer. Modi was driving Jakad’s Kawasaki, while others were riding three other two-wheelers.
“Modi, who was ahead of his friends, dashed the bike into the cab, which was taking a U-turn near NCP gate on NS Road around 4pm. Modi sustained serious head injuries because his helmet came off owing to the high impact. His friends took him to the Bombay hospital. He died during treatment at night,” said the officer.