Mumbai dumper carnage: Mob fury forced me to flee, says killer driver

Apr 13, 2013, 08:15 IST | A Correspondent

Dumper driver surrenders to MIDC police later in the day; says he was scared of the crowd that had gathered and hence fled from the spot

Hours after the killer dumper crashed into several vehicles, killing two people and injuring five others, yesterday, the driver of the dumper turned himself in to the police later in the evening.

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The driver was identified as Babu Kamble (49), a resident of Uran. According to the police, on receiving specific information about the driver, they had paid a visit to his residence, but they came back empty-handed. Cops said that the driver later surrendered himself to the MIDC police in Andheri (E).

Prakash Wadkar, assistant commissioner of police, said, “The dumper driver has been arrested for causing death due to negligence, causing damage to property, and running away from the spot without helping the victims. He works for a transporter who supplies cement bags and other building materials.”

An officer from MIDC police station, on condition of anonymity, said, “Kamble, in his statement, has said that he lost control of the vehicle after the tyre burst. He tried controlling the dumper but was helpless. He said that he ran away as he was afraid of the mob.”  

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