CCTV footage helps get rickshaw’s registration number
The Dattawadi police have identified the registration number of the autorickshaw in which the deceased senior citizen Vastala Diophode was travelling. The 68-year-old woman died on the road while the driver of the autorickshaw in which she was travelling and a two-wheeler rider argued over a minor accident at Mitra Mandal chowk on Friday. The driver and the rider had left her on the road after she fell due to dizziness. Passers-by rushed Doiphode of Neral to a hospital where she died during treatment.
Police sub inspector Vikas Jadhav said, "We have identified the registration number of the autorickshaw. Soon, we will make arrests in the case." Police sub inspector Jadhav had filed FIR with Dattawadi police station against the unknown autorickshaw driver and the two-wheeler rider.
According to the police, Diophode's relatives live in Mukundnagar area. She had visited the city to attend a programme. Around noon on Friday, she was travelling in the autorickshaw when it collided with a bike at Mitra Mandal chowk. Both the auto driver and the bike rider engaged in a heated argument. As they were arguing, she got down from the auto and fell on the road. Leaving the victim on the road, both the driver and the rider fled.
The police reached the hospital and later contacted her relatives. Based on CCTV footage, cops filed a case on their own.