18-year- old killed af­ter fall­ing off bike on Palm Beach Road

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HTNAVIMUMB­AI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

VASHI: In yet an­other ac­ci­dent on Palm Beach Road, an 18year-old San­pada res­i­dent died af­ter she fell off a bike she was rid­ing pil­lion on and was al­legedly run over by a ve­hi­cle on Thurs­day night.

The in­ci­dent took place at around 9.15pm near Mo­raj Cir­cle in San­pada, when Neha Son­awane and her friend Joan­prit Jain, 22, were on their way to Vashi. Jain has been ar­rested by the Turbhe po­lice for rash and neg­li­gent driv­ing.

“Son­awane and Jain were on their way to Vashi to pick up notes from a col­lege se­nior as her ex­ams were go­ing on,” said po­lice sub- in­spec­tor PR Sawant from Turbhe po­lice sta­tion.

Son­awane was a res­i­dent of Shiv­teerth build­ing in sec­tor 5 of San­pada and was a BMM stu­dent of Ori­en­tal Col­lege.

“Jain was rid­ing rashly and it seems that he lost con­trol of the bike near the cir­cle, fol­low­ing which the two fell off the bike,” said the in­spec­tor.

Jain told the po­lice that af­ter Son­awane fell off the bike, she was crushed un­der a ve­hi­cle that came from be­hind. How­ever, the po­lice said that de­tails of the ve­hi­cle were not avail­able.

“There is no in­for­ma­tion about the ve­hi­cle that may have run the girl over. Usu­ally, when some­one is crushed un­der a ve­hi­cle, the body is in a bad con­di­tion. How­ever, this is not the case with Son­awane,” said an of­fi­cial from Turbhe po­lice sta­tion.

The of­fi­cial added, “The girl has a head in­jury. We are in­ter­ro­gat­ing Jain to find out if the death was caused only be­cause of the fall from the bike. There is a pos­si­bil­ity that no other ve­hi­cle was in­volved.”

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion about what ac­tu­ally hap­pened dur­ing the ac­ci­dent is also un­der­way.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

The spot on Palm Beach Road where Neha Son­awane (in­set) was killed on Thurs­day night.

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