A 42-year-old grocer died after he was allegedly hit by the speeding car on Wednesday night in Vadodara. According to the police, the incident happened when the victim, Nivrut Sapkal, a resident of the VMC quarters in the Gotri area, was selling vegetables in the roadside market, a speeding car’s driver lost control and hit Sapkal and his cart. Sapkal sustained severe injuries and was admitted to the SSG hospital where he died after a brief treatment. Other vegetable vendors had a narrow escape.
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“The accused have been identified as Sidharth Naik. We have seized the car and further investigation is under way to arrest him,” said C D Shinde, the police inspector who is investigating the case.