Mumbai: 29-year-old woman run over by speeding truck while jogging in BKC

Updated: Feb 20, 2020, 20:01 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The accused, 23-year-old Jitendra Prasad lost control of his mixer truck and his helper Sunil Banvari who was seated next to him was thrown out of the vehicle

This image has been used for representational purposes only
This image has been used for representational purposes only

A 29-year-old banker who was jogging near SEBI Bhavan in Bandra-Kurla complex was knocked down by a speeding truck on Wednesday. The victim, Rashmi Kumari Gopal Prasad who is a resident of Bank of India quarters passed away during treatment.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the accused, 23-year-old Jitendra Prasad lost control of his mixer truck and his helper Sunil Banvari who was seated next to him was thrown out of the vehicle before he hit the banker. The helper was severely injured.

The incident took place on Wednesday around 6:30 am. A team from BKC police was immediately sent to the spot. The police found the victim and the helper lying on the road with multiple injuries. They were rushed to the hospital and while Sunil is undergoing treatment, Rashmi succumbed to her injuries.

The deceased's post-mortem report suggested that the cause of death was “shock due to craniocerebral injury”. During questioning, Sunil revealed that Jitendra lost control of the vehicle and it tilted.

Anand Muley senior inspector BKC police station said, "The driver tried to regain control over the vehicle but it ended up knocking down the jogging woman."

Jitendra has been arrested under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Motor Vehicles Act.

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