Friends on way to city from Pune hit by truck

Mid Day - - CITY - CHAITRALY DESHMUKH chaitraly.deshmukh@mid-day.com

A 24-year-old rid­ing pil­lion died and the rider was se­ri­ously in­jured when the scooter they were on was hit by a truck on Fri­day. The two friends were on their way to work in Mum­bai.

The two were part of a group of four from Khopoli who used to car­pool to work in Mum­bai ev­ery day. As two of them had dropped out on Fri­day, Hi­mali Bhob­hate, 24, and Ran­jit Raj, 25, de­cided to take Raj’s scooter in­stead.

The po­lice said Bhob­hate was an MBA grad­u­ate and worked with a Vashi-based IT com­pany in Hu­man Re­source, while Raj is an IT en­gi­neer.

Sub-in­spec­tor Vish­was Babar of Panvel City po­lice sta­tion, said, “Raj was rid­ing the scooter and they were head­ing to of­fice on the Old Mum­bai-Pune high­way. An uniden­ti­fied truck cor­nered them on the left of the road, caus­ing Raj to lose con­trol of the scooter. The scooter skid­ded and Bhob­hate fell on the road. She was run over by a tanker that was be­hind them. She died on the spot. We have ar­rested the tanker driver.”

Hi­mali Bhob­hate

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