Another Hit-and-Run Claims Pedestrian’s Life in Pune: Accused Arrested

Another Hit-and-Run Claims Pedestrian's Life in Pune: Accused Arrested

Another Hit-and-Run Claims Pedestrian's Life in Pune: Accused Arrested

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In the wake of the tragic Porsche incident in Kalyani Nagar, where a minor allegedly intoxicated caused the deaths of two individuals on a two-wheeler, another fatal hit-and-run has surfaced in Pimpri Chinchwad. A black Thar vehicle struck a pedestrian near Shani Mandir Road, on the service road of the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway in Wakad, resulting in the pedestrian’s death. This incident occurred at approximately 1:30 AM on Monday, May 27th.

Sachin Dinesh Goswami, a 26-year-old resident of Navi Mumbai, filed a complaint at the Hinjewadi Police Station. The police have registered a case against the driver of the car, identified as Vedant Nagendra Rai, a 20-year-old resident of Marunji. The victim has been identified as Angad Shivyogya Giri, a 28-year-old resident of Navi Mumbai.

According to the police report, Goswami and his deceased friend, Giri, were waiting at a bus stop in front of the Indra Institute of Management to catch a bus to Mumbai. Giri felt an urgent need to use the toilet and went behind the bus stop. While attempting to cross the service road of the Katraj Dehu Road bypass segment of the Mumbai-Bengaluru Highway, he was struck by a black Thar. The vehicle was reportedly being driven recklessly and without adhering to traffic rules, causing severe injuries to Giri that led to his death.

The Hinjewadi Police have filed a case under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 304(A) (causing death by negligence), 338 (causing grievous hurt by an act endangering life or personal safety of others), 337 (causing hurt by an act endangering life or personal safety of others), and 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), as well as relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. 

Senior Police Inspector of the Hinjewadi Police Station stated, “The accident happened. We have detained the driver of the black Thar, identified as Vedant Rai. Preliminary investigation indicates the driver wasn’t drunk, and we are investigating this matter further.”