Family of three killed in a road accident in Pune’s Shikrapur area
They were killed after the motorbike they were all riding on was hit by a dumper truck around 7:30 pm.pune Updated: Jan 16, 2018 15:38 IST
Three members of a family, including an eight-year-old, were killed in a road accident in Shikrapur on Sunday night.
They were killed after the motorbike they were all riding on was hit by a dumper truck around 7:30 pm. Police identified the driver of the truck as Nilesh Jadhav. The deceased were identified as Shaila Popat Gorade, 31, her husband Popat Vitthal Gorade, 36 and their son Pandhurang Popat Gorde, 8.
The family resided in Kanhur Mesai region of Shirur in Pune district. The family was reportedly returning from a pilgrimage to a temple in Alandi on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, according to the police. Popat was riding the motorbike, while Shaila was riding pillion and holding the child.
“He worked as a labourer, while his wife was a housewife. We have arrested the driver and he is still in our custody. But, I’m not sure of his bail situation as I’m caught up with the Bhima-Koregaon investigation,” said police inspector (PI) Ramesh Galande of Shikrapur police station.
The arrested dumper truck driver was driving a 10-year-old six-wheeler truck manufactured by Tata Motors. He was driving along the Shirur-Pune lane when he tried to turn on Rautwadi road without warning, the police said. As a result, he hit the motorbike on which the Gorade family was riding, killing them instantly. Gorade was riding a year-old Honda Shine.
The police took their bodies to the nearest hospital and then for post-mortem. A complaint against the driver was lodged by the deceased family’s friend at Shikrapur police station after the police informed the family and relatives. A case under Sections 304(a), 279, 337, 338 427 and Section 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act was registered against the driver and he was arrested by the police.