Post­if­tar ride turns tragic as 19­yr­old killed on JJ fly­over

Biker, who is in ICU, crashes into di­vider; pil­lion rider killed

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

MUM­BAI: A joyride af­ter if­tar turned tragic as a 19-year-old boy was killed and his friend was in­jured in a bike ac­ci­dent on JJ Fly­over on Wednesday night. The in­ci­dent oc­curred when the bike, a Pul­sar, crashed into a di­vider on the fly­over.

Ac­cord­ing to the Py­d­honie po­lice, the vic­tim, Iraz Ra­jud­din Khan, was rid­ing pil­lion, while his friend Mo­hammed Os­man, 20, was rid­ing with­out a hel­met. They were both res­i­dents of VB Na­gar in Kurla.

Os­man and Khan broke their Ramzan fast around 10.30pm and headed to­wards Ch­ha­tra­p­ati Shivaji Ma­haraj Ter­mi­nus (CSMT) along with their biker friends. The group de­cided to re­turn af­ter cross­ing JJ fly­over, said se­nior in­spec­tor Av­inash Kanade. He said the bik­ers were speed­ing and evaded the pa­trolling vans on the south-bound stretch of the fly­over.

When Khan and Os­man reached the curve above the Mandvi Post Of­fice, the lat­ter lost con­trol and crashed the bike into the di­vider. The youth were thrown off the bike and their heads hit the di­vider.

They were taken to JJ Hos­pi­tal by their friends and passers-by. While Os­man was ad­mit­ted to the ICU, Khan was de­clared dead be­fore ad­mis­sion.

“We have reg­is­tered a case against Os­man for rash driv­ing and death due to neg­li­gence un­der sec­tions 304 (a), 279, 337 and 338 of IPC,” said Av­inash Kanade.

Kanade added that the po­lice did not find any hel­met at the spot.

Bik­ers are barred from tak­ing JJ fly­over. “We stop bik­ers from en­ter­ing JJ Fly­over but some of them at times man­age to give us the slip,” said Kanade.

THE DUO HAD GONE FOR A JOYRIDE TO CSMT BUT DE­CIDED TO RE­TURN AF­TER CROSS­ING THE FLY­OVER. THE BIKER LOST CON­TROL AND RAMMED THE BIKE INTO THE DI­VIDER

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