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Mumbai biker dies in a hit-and-run after truck crushes him

Loknatthan Naykar was wearing a helmet, which saved him from head injuries when his bike was hit by a truck, but the vehicle then ran over him and crushed his chest, police said

mumbai Updated: Oct 15, 2017 23:49 IST
Pratik Salunke
Pratik Salunke
Hindustan Times

A bike rider was killed when a truck knocked him down in a hit-and-run accident at Sion-Trombay on Saturday .

According to the Trombay police, Loknatthan Naykar, 37, was riding the bike, while his friend Jayshankar Pillai, 35, was seated pillion. Naykar was wearing a helmet, which saved him from head injuries, but the truck went over his chest, police said. 

The accident occurred at 12.15pm near Narmadeshwar temple in Mankhurd. Police said the truck driver was speeding and hit the bike from the back because of which Naykar lost control and fell. He sustained grievous internal injuries after the truck went over him and died in a nearby hospital minutes after being hospitalised. The truck driver then fled the spot. However, Pillai managed to see the truck’s number plate. “We have sought details from the Regional Transport Office (RTO) to find the accused,” said Sunil Gaokar, senior police inspector, Trombay police station. “Pillai lives abroad and had to the city recently.” he added. 

The duo, both residents of Trombay, were heading towards Chembur to purchase goods for a puja. Both work in a private firm.

The police registered a case against the unidentified driver under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 184 (driving dangerously) and 134 A and B (escaping from the spot without rendering help to the victim) of the Motor Vehicle Act.

First Published: Oct 15, 2017 23:42 IST

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