Biker from Shah­pur dies in hit and run

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Arvind Walmiki

BHI­WANDI: A 25-year-old man died after the bike that he was rid­ing was hit by a tempo from the back, near Kasheli Bridge in Bhi­wandi, on Thurs­day.

The de­ceased has been iden­ti­fied as Hi­man­shu Thale and was a res­i­dent of Khardi vil­lage at Shah­pur.

Around 7pm on Thurs­day, Thale came to know from his friends that there was a dahi man­dal that was form­ing a pyra­mid of more than seven tiers.

He was trav­el­ling to the man­dal to­wards Bhi­wandi on his bike when the in­ci­dent hap­pened.

The tempo had al­legedly run over Thale’s body after it hit him. There was an eye-wit­ness to the in­ci­dent who had taken down the num­ber plate of the tempo. The tempo driver is ab­scond­ing.

The eye-wit­ness who did not wish to be named, said, “The ac­ci­dent took place just a few me­ters ahead of me but it was too dark for me to see the face of the tempo driver.”

He added, “Thale’s bike was hit from be­hind and he lost con­trol. In­stead of stop­ping, the tempo driver drove his ve­hi­cle over his body.”

Thale was rushed to a hospi­tal where he was de­clared brought dead.

An of­fi­cer from the Nar­poli po­lice sta­tion said, “We have charged the tempo driver for rash driv­ing and caus­ing death by neg­li­gence.”

He also said, “We have got the tempo’s num­ber plate and with the help of the RTO and the traf­fic po­lice we will track him down. Ac­cord­ing to our sources, the ac­cused tempo driver is in Thane.”

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