Navi Mumbai: Rash car driver kills couple on scooty, injures girl and abuses cop who witnessed the accident | Mumbai News – Times of India | IIT EXPERT

Navi Mumbai: A young Uran based couple were killed tragically while their three-year-old daughter is critically injured in a road accident near Uran railway station on Saturday night. A rash car driver, identified as Jai Chandrahas Gharat, had hit the couple riding a scooty at a very high speed, despite the presence of a speed breaker at the site. It resulted in the death of Pavitra Baral (40) and his wife Rashmita (37), while their minor daughter, Pari Baral, is now hospitalized at Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai with severe leg injuries.
A police constable of Railway Protection Force (RPF), Atul Chauhan (26), who witnessed this shocking accident was also verbally abused by the accused Creta driver (Gharat) who aggressively caught hold of the cop’s shirt and yelled at him to “remove the dead bodies” from the road.He then fled from the scene while leaving his damaged car behind.
Since both the couple were killed in this mishap, the RPF constable himself became the complainant in order to file the FIR at Uran police station.
The police have booked Gharat under IPC sections 304 (A), 353, 279, 337, 338; besides section of Motor Vehicles Act for rash and negligent driving.
In the FIR, the complainant and eyewitness Chauhan has stated that the accused car driver did not slow down despite there being a speed breaker near Uran railway station, and crashed into the scooty driven by Pavitra Baral. The Baral family was returning back to Uran after attending a birthday party for which their daughter, Pari, was also invited.
The accused car driver, Gharat, in fact dragged the scooty for a few feet on the road before coming to a halt. When the railway cop confronted him, Gharath caught hold of his shirt collar and then arrogantly told him, “Remove this body from the road.”
While the accused driver has not yet been arrested, the Uran police is further inquiring into the matter.
A resident of Uran told TOI: “The accused car driver (Gharat) belongs to a rich and influential family, with close links with a politiician. Many locals believe that he was drunk at the time of the accident, which is why he did not slow down at the speed breaker, and he actually abused a railway cop, who has now become the complainant in this case.”
An Uran activist added that the police must arrest Gharat within 24 hours, or else it will not be clear if he had consume alcohol at the time of the fatal accident.

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