NMMT bus runs over 4-year-old boy at Pan­vel

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

NAVI MUM­BAI: A four-year-old boy from Pan­vel was killed in an ac­ci­dent on Thurs­day af­ter the two-wheeler he was rid­ing pil­lion along with his mother was hit by a Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Trans­port (NMMT) bus.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the boy, Re­han Mu­jabar, had ac­com­pa­nied his mother, Re­hana, to the mar­ket. Re­hana was rid­ing the two-wheeler.

“Around 7pm, as they were re­turn­ing home on the twowheeler, an NMMT bus head­ing to Sai Na­gar from Pan­vel sta­tion, hit them from the rear end. The two-wheeler was knocked down and the boy came un­der the wheels of the bus. The boy, who suf­fered se­vere in­juries in the in­ci­dent, was rushed to a pri­vate hos­pi­tal by lo­cal res­i­dents. How­ever, the doc­tors de­clared him dead around 11.30pm,” said sub-in­spec­tor Sud­hir Ten­gale of the Pan­vel city po­lice sta­tion.

“The bus driver, Sharad Nana­mane, 32, a Borivli res­i­dent, has been ar­rested,” he said.

Re­hana es­caped un­hurt, said Ten­gale, adding, “Re­han’s par­ents are in shock and men­tally not ready to ac­cept what has hap­pened. We have handed over the boy’s body to his fam­ily af­ter a post-mortem was con­ducted at Pan­vel ru­ral hos­pi­tal. The post­mortem re­ports are awaited.”

The po­lice have booked the driver un­der In­dian Pe­nal Code sec­tions 304a, 279, 337 and 338 of and sec­tion 184a of the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Act. He was pro­duced be­fore the ju­di­cial court on Fri­day. “This is not a case of drink driv­ing. We think the driver some­how lost con­trol and ended up hit­ting the two-wheeler mov­ing in the same di­rec­tion,” said an­other po­lice of­fi­cer.

“This is re­ally sad that at a time when the traf­fic depart­ment is cel­e­brat­ing road safety week by or­gan­is­ing dif­fer­ent pro­grammes, a four-year-old boy paid with his life in a road ac­ci­dent,” said Ritesh Shinde, 35, a Pan­vel res­i­dent.

“Apart from cre­at­ing aware­ness among the peo­ple, the po­lice and civic au­thor­i­ties should also think about the other causes of ac­ci­dents such as nar­row roads, foot­paths oc­cu­pied by ven­dors, il­le­gal park­ing, lack of fly­overs and foot over­bridges, among oth­ers,” said Shinde.

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