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28-year-old Pune biker run over by PMPML bus, driver arrested

Angry residents pelted stones at the buses after the mishap. No case was registered against the people who vandalised the buses.

pune Updated: Jun 08, 2018 14:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Angry residents pelted stones at the buses after the mishap.(HT Photo)

The driver of the Pune mahanagar parivahan mahamandal limited (PMPML) bus that killed a two-wheeler borne man and injured the pillion rider around 9 pm on Wednesday near Central Mall along Bundgarden road was arrested on Thursday evening. The driver, identified as Ajay Popat Sonawane (32) and resident of Pimple Saudagar, will be in police lock-up overnight and presented in court on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Shahbaaz Mohammad Issak Bagwan, 28, a resident of Chandannagar. He was riding home with his father Mohammad Issak Ibrahim Bagwan, 55, from Central Mall along Bundgarden road to Yerawada when the bus hit their motorbike. Ibrahim also sustained serious injuries. Shahbaaz’s maternal cousin, Mohsin Shafi Shaikh (32), had lodged a police complaint.

Angry residents pelted stones at the buses after the mishap. No case was registered against the people who vandalised the buses.

“Many people had gathered at the accident spot. Even our vehicles could not move. 108 ambulances refused to take the body after the fatal accident. We called for two other ambulances and both of them got stuck in the traffic caused by the mob. We stopped a few rickshaw drivers but they also refused. Finally, we had to stop a private vehicle to take the body out,” said police sub inspector Arun Gaud who is investigating the case. “The bus had ran over the victim,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sonawane told the police that he did not knew about the accident until the passengers told him. However, he decided not to stop the bus and did not inform anyone about the accident.

The driver was booked under Sections 279 (rash driving on a public way), 304(a) (causing death due to negligence), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 184, 132(1)(c) and 119/177 of Motor Vehicle Act at Koregaon Park police station.

First Published: Jun 08, 2018 14:52 IST