Hit-and-run on Mumbai-Pune expressway: 50-year-old man held from Ratnagiri
Mumbai city news: The police said Ranjana Shaikh, a 45-year-old ragpicker, had come from Lonavla to collect garbage. When she was crossing the road near Panvel, a car going towards Pune hit her.Updated: May 30, 2017 00:18 IST
A 50-year-old man from Ratnagiri, who allegedly ran over a woman on Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Wednesday, was arrested on Monday.
The police said Ranjana Shaikh, a 45-year-old ragpicker, had come from Lonavla to collect garbage. When she was crossing the road near Panvel, a car going towards Pune hit her. She died on the spot.
“The car’s number plate broke into two and one part, written in Marathi, fell on the spot. We went to Khalapur toll naka and checked if any vehicle with such registration number had passed the toll naka that day,” said Neelam Pawar, police sub-inspector from New Panvel police station.
“We found out that only one vehicle with number plate written in Marathi crossed the toll naka that day. We took the registration number and traced the car’s owner with the help of RTO and the Chiplun police. Finally, we arrested Salim Chelunkar, a driver,” she said.
The police have booked the accused under sections 304a, 279, 337, 338 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.
First Published: May 30, 2017 00:18 IST