Mumbai: Vehicle crushes Chandivli boy watching wedding procession

Updated: 24 November, 2017 15:08 IST | Asif Rizvi | Mumbai

Accident injures three others as well; accused duo arrested, and then released on bail

All Yash Acharya, 3, wanted to do on Tuesday evening was enjoy a wedding procession near his building. But it wasn't to be. A banjo vehicle called in for the wedding celebrations in Chandivli's Sangharsh Nagar killed Yash and injured three others. And the men responsible are already out on bail. The accused duo has been identified as Deepak Dubey, 23 and his friend Vinayak Paitankar, 23 who had been arrested by the Sakinaka police.

Was crushed to death under a banjo vehicle
Was crushed to death under a banjo vehicle

The fatal reverse
The incident occurred when Yash was standing close to a Qualis loaded with a banjo system on its way to building D-11. The car, which was playing music, was being followed by the wedding party. When the car reached near Yash's building H1, Dubey and Paitankar stepped out. After sometime, Dubey asked Paitankar to take the car ahead. Unaware of the car already being in gear, he started the ignition, and the car crashed into Yash. In an attempt to rescue him, he reversed the car, but it ended up severely injuring the boy and three others, said the police. A resident said, "Had the driver not reversed the car, there were chances of the boy being saved." Yash's father Raju told mid-day, "I was at work in Bhiwandi, and around 6.30 pm, I got a call from a friend saying my son had been hurt on his leg and I needed to get to the hospital as soon as possible. I rushed to Sakinaka, but on reaching the hospital, I was told he's no more."

The spot where Chandivli resident Yash Acharya
The spot where Chandivli resident Yash Acharya

In mourning
"I am heartbroken; he was my elder child. My two-year-old daughter is already missing her brother," said an inconsolable Raju. "It is hard to believe my cheerful and playful child is no more. I was told that the driver of the car was caught, and even managed to secure bail." Of the other three injured, one is critical in the ICU. An officer with Sakinaka police station said, "The two were booked for rash and negligent driving and under other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. They were produced before a court, which had sent them to judicial custody. They were later released on bail."

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First Published: 24 November, 2017 15:05 IST

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