In a freak accident, two killed after open lid of storage compartment of moving Shivneri bus hits them
Three men were talking to each other at the Sarvatra Vihar bus stop when the Shivneri with the open lid of the storage compartment passed them and hit them all, according to the police.pune Updated: Jan 29, 2018 22:01 IST
Two persons were killed and one grievously injured after the open lid of the side-storage compartment of a Pune-Mumbai Shivneri bus of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) hits them in the late hours of Sunday in Khadki. The two deceased were identified as Deepak Bhaskar Sorte, 55, a resident of Aundh road, Bopodi, and George Ashirwadan, 27, of Kasarwadi, according to the Khadki police.
The injured man, identified as Arokyadas Swamy, 62, was rushed to the Sassoon General Hospital for treatment. While Swamy and Sorte are retired workers of Ammunition Factory in Khadki, Ashirwadan was an employee at the ammunition factory, according to the police.
“He (Swamy) has suffered a major injury and a vital bloodline was damaged. He will have to undergo a surgery at the Sassoon hospital,” said police sub-inspector (PSI) Shivaji Bhosale of Khadki police station.
“Ashirwadan, who had returned by a city bus after attending a Sunday mass at a church near Tadiwala road, was speaking to the other two at the Sarvatra Vihar bus stop when the Shivneri bus passed by and the open lid of its side storage compartment hit them all,” PSI Bhosale said.
A case under Sections 304(a) (causing death due to negligence) and 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal code (IPC) and Sections 184, 132 (1)(c), 119/177 of the Motor Vehicles Act was registered against the bus driver, identified as Santosh Pralhad Madne, 32.
PSI Bhosale is investigating the case. Madne, a resident of Indoli in Karad region, was arrested by the police and will be produced in court on Monday.
The bus Madne was driving was going from Pune to Mumbai and was expected to reach Parel depot in the early hours of Monday, according to the police.
“There is a speed breaker before the spot where the open lid of the side storage compartment of the bus hit the victims. The compartment lid may have opened because of the impact of the speed breaker and the driver must not have realised that the lid had opened,” said senior police inspector (PI) Laxman Borate of Khadki police station.