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One dies after speeding SUV crashes into eatery in Sanghvi

The entire body of the car (Toyota Fortuner), driven by Sachin Jadhav, 40, went inside the eatery.

pune Updated: May 02, 2018 14:49 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Medical reports are awaited in order to ascertain whether the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol, when the SUV crashed into the eatery at Famous chowk, Sanghvi on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

One person was killed after a sport utility vehicle (SUV) rammed into an eatery in Sanghvi area of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) in Pune on Monday afternoon. The entire body of the car (Toyota Fortuner), driven by Sachin Jadhav, 40, went inside the eatery.

Medical reports are awaited in order to ascertain whether Jadhav was under the influence of alcohol.

The deceased was identified as Om Prakash Pundelwar, 50, the manager of the eatery called Anant Bhojnalay located at Famous chowk in New Sanghvi. The injured, include Basavraj Talpate, 50; and Suvarna Omprakash Pandelwar, 50. The injured as well as the deceased were rushed to the Aundh Hospital for treatment and post-mortem respectively. While Suvarna, the wife of the deceased, was discharged; the two other injured were shifted to the Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital (YCMH).

According to the police, the Fortuner was owned by a person identified as Nikhil Purohit.

“The complaint was filed by Suvarna, wife of the deceased. The owner of the car will be questioned about the driver” said assistant police inspector (API) Mahendra K Ahire, station house officer at the Sanghvi police station. “The victims suffered injuries on their heads, legs and arms,” said API Ahire.

A case under Section 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against Jadhav based on Suvarna’s complaint. The incident was recorded on closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the areas as well as on mobile phones of various locals. The driver was seen slamming the SUV into the eatery, where five persons were present.

API Ahire, along with other officials, rushed to the spot located around two-three km from the Sanghvi police station. Jadhav had to be pulled out of the car. He was unconscious when taken to the hospital, according to police officials.

The eatery was owned by Santosh More, but run by Pundelwar. Both their statements in the matter will be recorded.