Teen dead, uncle hurt after dumper hits their bike in Mumbai suburb
Police arrested the dumper driver and said it was not a case of drink drivingmumbai Updated: Jan 22, 2018 23:15 IST
An 18-year-old college student died and his uncle suffered injuries after a dumper hit their bike on Palm Beach Road on Sunday night.
According to the police, biker Asif Hussain Khan and his uncle Aslam Khan, 38, who was riding pillion, were travelling to Seawoods from Shahbaz village in CBD Belpaur around 10.30 pm.
Neither were wearing helmets, said police.
“They were taking a right turn at Killa junction on Palm Beach Road in front of the civic headquarters when a dumper coming from Uran hit their bike,” said an officer from Belapur police station. “Asif fell and the dumper ran over him. He succumbed to his injuries on the spot. Aslam was taken to a nearby hospital. He is now out of danger,” the officer said.
Police arrested the dumper driver, Arvind Rajbhor, 30. “The driver said his brakes failed, which is why he hit the bike. We will ask RTO officials to help us verify t his. This was not a case drink driving,” the officer said.
The police booked Rajbhor under sections 304a, 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act. He was produced before the judicial court on Monday afternoon.
First Published: Jan 22, 2018 21:27 IST