Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Man critical after aspiring civil servant rams car into him


Mateen Hafeez TNN

Mumbai: A 22-year-old aspiring civil servant, Nirali Saloni, was arrested for knocking down a pedestrian near Hindmata, Parel, on Monday afternoon.
    Sub-inspector (Bhoiwada police) Avinash Jagtap said, “A huge mob had gathered at the spot and Saloni, who was in her Swift with her mother and sister, panicked.
She fled but stopped when she spotted a traffic policeman. She narrated the incident to the traffic constable, who brought her to the police station.”
    Another police officer told TOI, “The man is critically injured and unconscious. The police rushed him to KEM Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment. We want to inform his relatives but don’t know who he is or where he lives. We are trying to establish his identity.”
    The police have booked Saloni for causing grievous hurt as well as rash and negligent driving, both of which are bailable offences under the Indian Penal Code. “Saloni was not drunk at the time of the accident. She was on her way to south Mumbai for shopping. We are recording her statement and the probe is still on,” said the officer. Saloni’s family members visited the police station and discussed the case with the police.
Trailer mows down woman The Byculla police arrested a trailer driver, Dhondiram Jadhav (32) for crushing a woman to death near Mazgaon. According to cops, Aayesha Ali (26) was walking by the roadside when she allegedly fainted and came under the trailer’s rear tyre on Monday. The accident occurred around 10.30am.
    Police officials said the deceasedused to reside in a slum near the Nariyalwadi graveyard. 
The Times of India, November 13, 2012

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