Uncle of accused likely to be booked

Police officers investigating Wednesday’s Marine Drive accident — in which a 17-year-old boy mowed down a 74-year-old man and rammed into two constables — said the juvenile’s uncle was likely to be booked in the case under Section 5 of Motor Vehicles Act,as the car was registered in his name.

Written by Express News Service | Published:July 21, 2012 2:01 am

Police officers investigating Wednesday’s Marine Drive accident — in which a 17-year-old boy mowed down a 74-year-old man and rammed into two constables — said the juvenile’s uncle was likely to be booked in the case under Section 5 of Motor Vehicles Act,as the car was registered in his name.

The accident took place near the roundabout on the Dinshaw Wacha Road,less than 50 metres away from the Marine Drive Police Station at 8.15 am on Wednesday.

The victim,Sampath Maroo,was mowed down by the boy while he was heading back home after his morning walk.

The boy also rammed into two constables posted with the Local Arms Unit of the Mumbai Police.

While one constable escaped with minor injuries,the other constable identified as Yogesh Nijai is currently battling for his life at the Bombay Hospital.

“Our investigations have revealed that the car was registered in the name of the cousin of the juvenile’s father and the boy did not have a driver’s licence,” said senior police inspector Z M Gharal of Marine Drive Police.

The police have still not spoken to the boy’s father. “We have not yet recorded his statement in the case,and will do so within the next two days,” said Gharal. Investigating officers are also awaiting RTO reports of the Honda City car,which caused the accident.

The police have recorded statements of more than nine people in the case.

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