Girl dies, friend hurt after youth rams car into bike

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Oct 2018 09:20:17


Staff Reporter,

A girl and her friend sustained serious injuries after their motorcycle was deliberately hit by a madly-driven car near Gandhi Sagar lake in Ganeshpeth in the wee hours of Sunday.  Later, the girl, identified as Mayuri Tarun Hinganekar (25), a resident of Telipura, Ganeshpeth, succumbed to her injuries at a hospital. While her friend-- Akshay Kishore Nagardhane (22), a resident of Jhenda Chowk, is recuperating from multiple injuries at a hospital.
The girl’s death turned into a murder after her mother lodged a complaint against one of the occupants of the car, identified as Shubham Salve, her ex-friend who was harassing her for last many months.

According to police, on Saturday evening, Mayuri had gone out with Akshay. After receiving a tip, Shubham along with his friends set out in a car (MH-31/DV-4990) driven by Aniket Krishnarao Salve (24). Three more youths -- Dipa Tulshidas Bure, Ashish Krishnarao Salve and Mohit Manohar Salve were also in the car.

At around 12.30 am, they saw Mayuri and Akshay on a motorcycle in Sitabuldi. Immediately, Aniket started chasing the motorcycle. When he came close to the motorcycle, Shumbham, who was sitting beside Aniket, tried to pull down Mayuri who was riding pillion. When Akshay realised this, he increased speed of the motorcycle.
After crossing Agyaram Devi Square, Shumbham again tried to pull Mayuri from the motorcycle in a bid to kill her.
An eye-witness informed ‘The Hitavada’ that the car was in a great speed and was chasing the motorcycle recklessly while the riders were trying hard to to dodged the car.

The car was moving at the speed of 80 km/hour and thick dust was emanating from the road. Akshay managed ride past the car and got ahead of it near Jhulelal temple. Suddenly, at a turning Aniket drove the car deliberately closer to the motorcycle at a turning and rammed it into the bike. Mayuri and Akshay fell on the road and sustained serious injuries. Meanwhile, Shubham got out of the car and walked towards the injured duo. He, without fear of law, casually mocked at the onlookers saying, “Bulao police ko, hum idhar hi hai.” (Call the police, we are here). After some time, the accused fled the spot.

A team of Ganeshpeth police reached the spot and rushed the injured duo to a hospital where Mayuri succumbed to her injuries. Initially, the cops registered an accident case under Section 279, 337, 304 (a) of Indian Penal Code read with Section 184 (3) of Motor Vehicle Act against car driver Aniket Salve.

Later, the cops added Sections 302, 307 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code to the case after deceased Mayuri’s mother, Pushpa Hinganekar, lodged a complaint against Shubham Salve. Pushpa Hinganekar in her complaint accused Shubham stating that he was harassing Mayuri for last many months. Mayuri was doing a job in private company and supporting her family after her father passed away two years ago. She is survived by mother, younger brother and sister.