The D N Nagar Police probe into an accident at Juhu Circle that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old model has hit a roadblock,with traffic cops unable to share CCTV footage of the mishap. The police were relying on CCTV footage to establish the sequence of events leading to the accident.
Model Neelam Bharadwaj was killed on Friday morning when a Honda City driven by Purvesh Patkar (25) rammed her autorickshaw.
The traffic department has written to us that their servers are down. They will be able to provide us the CCTV footage only after repairs are completed, said senior police inspector Vijay Bhoite.
Patkar has told the police that the accident took place as he tried to avoid hitting a Mahindra Xylo.
To establish the exact sequence of events that led to the accident,we need CCTV recordings. This is because statements recorded differ, said an officer at DN Nagar police station.
Relatives of the victim claimed local residents had told them that Patkar was in an inebriated state when he was brought out of his car. They claimed his car came to a halt as it hit a lamp-post after colliding with Bharadwajs autorickshaw. I have sent SMSes to people requesting to pass any clips of the accident they may have. This will help us and the police, said Kamlesh Patidar,her distant cousin.