Teen dead in Byculla hit-and-run

Biker knocks down cyclist, leaves him in pool of blood; police yet to identify the suspect.

mumbai Updated: Jan 29, 2012 01:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

A 19-year-old boy died after being hit by a two-wheeler in Byculla on Friday. Shamshuddin Khan, 19, a resident of Kakleez Lane in Byculla, was riding his cycle when he was knocked down.

The incident took place at around 10.30am on Friday, when Khan, an employee with a catering company was cycling to a local market. On the Barrister Nath Pai Marg near Atlas mill compound at Reay Road, an unidentified motorcyclist rammed his bike into Khan's cycle. Police said the biker was speeding and lost control over his vehicle, which led to the accident. The impact of the collision threw Khan off his cycle. The biker fled from the spot without helping the victim or informing the police.

Passers-by who saw Khan lying in a pool of blood rushed him to JJ Hospital, where he was declared dead. Khan had suffered severe head injury.

"We have registered a case of causing death due to rash and negligent driving against an unidentified biker," said a police officer from the Byculla police station. Police are recording statements of locals as they suspect that someone might have managed to note down the registration number of the two-wheeler.

First Published: Jan 29, 2012 01:11 IST