City Briefs: Driver found murdered in Chinchwad village

A 35-year-old driver was found murdered near a park in Chinchwad village early on Sunday.

Written by Express News Service | Published:May 14, 2012 1:22 am

Driver found murdered in Chinchwad village

A 35-year-old driver was found murdered near a park in Chinchwad village early on Sunday. Police suspect the murder to be a fallout of a drunken brawl. The deceased,Popat Tikone,was an alcoholic,senior inspector P B Lokhande said. “He quit the job as a driver with an IT company due to his addiction. We are yet to identify suspects in the case,” he added. The police added that he worked at various places after quitting his job,and even drove an autorickshaw.

Teen dies after bus hits bike

A 19-YEAR-old youth was killed after a PMPML bus hit his bike at Magazine Chowk on Alandi Road on Sunday afternoon. The deceased,as Nilesh Shekhar Pawatekar,was a resident of Kasarwadi. Police said Nilesh was headed for Alandi with his friend when the incident occurred. Nilesh was killed on the spot while his friend suffered injuries. The driver of the PMPML bus fled the spot and the police are on the lookout for him,an officer with Vishrantwadi police said.

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