Mumbai: Mercedes causes havoc on streets of Bandra, injuring many

Updated: Dec 14, 2016, 10:46 IST | Shiva Devnath |

The police are on the lookout for the reckless driver of a white Mercedes Benz, who went on a rampage in the western suburb of Bandra on Friday night, injuring many people

Shaizaan Bapputty was riding a bike near Pali Naka around 9.30 pm when the speeding Mercedes Benz rammed him
Shaizaan Bapputty was riding a bike near Pali Naka around 9.30 pm when the speeding Mercedes Benz rammed him

The police are on the lookout for a white Mercedes Benz that caused havoc on the streets of Bandra on Friday night, injuring several people.

The driver was then chased by three bike riders, and then went on to hit a rickshaw
The driver was then chased by three bike riders, and then went on to hit a rickshaw

The incident came to light when the rash Mercedes driver hit the bike that 26-year-old Shaizaan Bapputty was riding near Pali Naka in Bandra around 9.30 pm.

When Bapputty headed to Bhabha Hospital for his injuries, he met a man who had been hit by the same vehicle at the Lucky’s junction at 10.30 pm. Illustration/Ravi Jadhav
When Bapputty headed to Bhabha Hospital for his injuries, he met a man who had been hit by the same vehicle at the Lucky’s junction at 10.30 pm. Illustration/Ravi Jadhav

According to Bapputty, who is in the real estate business, the car came head on and without stopping on the turning or even slowing down, hit his bike. Bapputty was thrown off the bike and suffered severe bruises. His two-wheeler was also crushed in the accident.

Shaizaan Bapputty
Shaizaan Bapputty

However, instead of stopping and helping him, the car driver zigzagged through the busy Pali Naka stretch and tried to speed away. Three bikers tried to give it a tough chase. In the rush, the car hit a man and rammed into another autorickshaw coming from the opposite direction, before escaping. Bapputty, however, managed to make note of the car registration number — MH02M9248.

“I went to the police station to lodge a complaint, but the officers at Bandra police station directed me to Bhabha Hospital for a medical checkup, before they could file the FIR,” said Bapputty.

Interestingly, when Bapputty reached the hospital around 10.30 pm, another man walked in with injuries. “He claimed that a white Mercedes had knocked him down, while he was crossing the road near Lucky Restaurant junction at 10 pm. He said that the driver seemed to be in a hurry. The man decided against registering a police case and came to the hospital instead,” said Bapputty.

The police have registered a case against unknown persons under section 279 of the Indian Penal Code for rash and negligent driving. “The cops should get the CCTV footage of all the main junctions in Bandra as the car must have hit more people that same night,” added Bapputty.

When contacted, Pandit Thackrey, senior police inspector of Bandra police station said that they have notified all the beat marshals about the reckless driver and forwarded a wireless message to find the Mercedes . “We have registered the complaint and will nab the driver soon,” Thackrey said.

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