A 14-year old boy mowed down two people sleeping on the footpath outside a slum on the Pirana-Behrampura road of the city, driving his car onto one of the hutments, around 2 am on Wednesday. Five people were also injured .
The angry residents handed over the boy to the police even as his parents fled from his house. The boy was identified as son of Muqaddar Sheikh, a history-sheeter, who has several cases of loot and assault against him. Muqaddar, who was externed by Ahmedabad Police, was living secretly at his residence at Allahnagar in Danilimda.
The deceased were identified as Salim Pathan, 30, who died on the spot, and Rehana alias Rano Sheikh, 32, who died during her treatment at the hospital, police said.
The injured were identified as Mohmmad Faizan Mustafa Sheikh, 7, Simran Mustafa Sheikh, 5, Jamila Salim Sheikh, 40, Mohmmad Yasin Sheikh, 30, Muinuddin Hussain Sheikh alias Raza, 45.
The neighbours near the accused’s house told police that he used to take his father’s car every night to drive on the highway and perform “stunts”. The accused allegedly took the keys of the car despite his father’s denial and was found driving at a high speed in the narrow bylanes of his house before he left towards the Pirana road. The Danilimda police have booked the minor accused under Section 304 (II) of the Indian Penal Code for culpable homicide not amounting to murder after the forensic science laboratory report.