A PMPML bus knocked down a motorcycle at Puram Chowk near Abhinav Arts College, causing the death of a youngster, at around 5.30 pm on Friday. Police have identified the deceased as Sohan Suhas Bhunje (25), a resident of Santosh Nagar in Katraj. His cousin Harshad Bhunje (27) lodged a complaint with Swargate police.
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Police said that Sohan and his friend Abhijit Ramchandra Aminbhavi (22) of Sangli were going on a motorcycle via Tilak Road when the PMPML bus dashed them. The accident apparently happened after the two-wheeler hit a protruding metal sheet near the engine of bus as it started moving. Sohan fell down and his head was crushed under the rear wheels of the bus. Abhijit was also injured and admitted to hospital. Police have arrested the bus driver Vishal Prabhakar Sutar (33) on charges of negligent driving.