Mumbai Court releases Biker accused of Killing Pedestrian

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Alka Verma –

Published on: September 3, 2021, at 09:33 IST

A Court in Mumbai released a biker accused of negligence and rash driving and hitting a woman.

The Magistrate Court gave the order after discovering the fact that the woman was crossing the road from the Zebra Crossing.

The biker, Hemant Hatkar, was charged under Section 279 of Indian Penal Code.

“From the spot of incident at the distance of 35 feet towards Eastern side there was a footpath. From the spot of incident, the road divider was at a distance of 15 feet. That means the incident took place in the middle of the road when the deceased Mudrika Kamble was trying to cross the road. It is a question of common knowledge that pedestrians are not supposed to cross eastern express highway unless there is a zebra crossing,” observed Magistrate SS Parave.

The Court further added, “In the circumstance, it is clear that prosecution has failed to establish that accused drove his motor vehicle on a public road in rash and negligent manner endangering human life or personal safety of others and thereby caused death of Mudrika Kamble and also failed to provide her medical assistance and to report the matter to the nearest police station.”

The case is of August 10, 2017, when the deceased was trying to cross the Eastern Express Highway near Chembur Central Gate in Kamraj Nagar, a vehicle hit her and ran.

The deceased was taken to a nearby hospital but she passed away.

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