Biker killed, pil­lion rider in­jured in col­li­sion on Mum­bai-Goa high­way

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan ■ pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NAVI MUM­BAI: A man died and an­other in­jured af­ter the mo­tor­cy­cle they were rid­ing was hit by a tempo on the Mum­bai-Goa high­way on Thurs­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Balaram Bha­gat, 25, and Kis­han Balla, 18, both res­i­dents of Ran­sai vil­lage, were go­ing to Pan­vel city around 7.30am when the accident took place.

As they were cross­ing the stretch of the high­way near Kar­nala fort, a tempo which was mov­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion hit their bike.

“Both Bha­gat and Balla suf­fered se­vere in­juries. They were rushed to a nearby hos­pi­tal by passers-by, but Bha­gat died af­ter some time dur­ing treat­ment,” said Sachin Pawar, po­lice sub-in­spec­tor from New Pan­vel po­lice sta­tion.

Balla is still re­cu­per­at­ing in the hos­pi­tal. He is now re­port­edly out of dan­ger.

The tempo that hit the vic­tims’ bike fled the spot im­me­di­ately af­ter the accident.

“No one saw the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber of the tempo. There were also no closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) cam­eras in­stalled any­where in the area. We are now search­ing for the driver, and hope to ar­rest him soon,” Pawar said.

The po­lice have reg­is­tered a case un­der sec­tions 279 and 304a of the In­dian Pe­nal Code and sec­tions 184 and 134 of the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Act against the driver of the Tempo.

Bha­gat’s body was sent to Pan­vel ru­ral hos­pi­tal for post mortem, and then it was handed over to his fam­ily. The po­lice are yet to get the post-mortem re­port.

No one saw the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber of the tempo. There were also no CCTV cam­eras in­stalled any­where in the area. We are now search­ing for the tempo driver, and hope to ar­rest him soon. SACHIN PAWAR, sub-in­spec­tor, New Pan­vel po­lice

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