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4-yr-old boy among three killed in accidents in Mumbai

Three people, including a four-year-old boy, were killed in three separate accidents in the city in the last 24 hours.

mumbai Updated: Oct 02, 2010 01:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Three people, including a four-year-old boy, were killed in three separate accidents in the city in the last 24 hours.

Two incidents took place near Rashtriya Chemical Fertilisers (RCF) at Chembur. In the first, four-year-old Yasir Choudhari died after falling from an autorickshaw his uncle, Shaffiula Khan, was driving. The police said Yasir lost his balance and fell when the vehicle was taking a turn.

He injured his forehead and was declared dead before admission to Rajawadi Hospital, police said. The RCF police registered a case of accidental death because the boy’s father did not file a complaint.

In the second incident, also near RCF, a truck ran over 45-year old Vashi resident, Kamal Gadge, when she was returning home from the bank after collecting her late husband’s pension. Gadge was riding pillion on her son-in-law, law Sitaram Shivsaran’s, motorbike. During the ride, Shivsaran braked to avoid hitting a cyclist. Gadge lost her balance because of the jerk and fell in front of an approaching truck, which crushed her under its wheels.

Gadge was rushed to Rajawadi Hospital at Ghatkopar where doctors declared her dead on arrival. Senior police inspector S Shelke said, “We have arrested the truck driver, Deepak Nanhelal Nirmal (25).” Gadge’s husband, Gautam, was a civic employee. He died four years ago.

The third incident occurred outside the municipal corporation headquarters at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) on Friday evening.

Fifty-eight-year-old RK Ramchandran, who works for the NGO, Mission for Vision, died after a tourist bus knocked him down. Ramchandran, whose office is at Nariman Point, came to the civic headquarters by the office bus. He was to take a train to Dombivli where he lives.

As he was waiting to cross the road to CST station, a private bus belonging to Jolly Airbus [bus number GA-09-U-5964] heading to Goa took a sharp turn and knocked Ramchamdran down.

His leg got entangled in the wheels of the bus and he got dragged some distance before witnesses shouted and alerted the driver. People present at the spot and the driver of Ramchandran’s office bus rushed him to St. George Hospital nearby. He was declared dead late in the evening.

Police said Ramchandran’s legs were crushed and he had sustained injuries on his stomach and back. The Azad Maidan police have arrested Ishaqsaheb Hugdi, the driver of the private bus.

First Published: Oct 02, 2010 01:06 IST