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‘Drink-driving’ in Mahim: Woman decapitated as car rams into footpath

20-year-old driver held, to be in police custody until Sept 11.

| Mumbai | Published: September 9, 2015 1:40:42 am

A 42-year-old woman lost her life in a gruesome accident Tuesday that took place allegedly because of drink-driving. Police said the woman, Krishna Agarwal, was sitting on a footpath near St Michael’s School in Mahim when a 20-year-old youth driving a silver Innova rammed the car into her.

Accused Nathelon Mukhtiyar, a resident of Bandra, is believed to be a singer in the music industry in Mumbai.

According to the police, Agarwal, a resident of MHADA colony in Kandivali (West), was walking to Siddhivinayak temple in Prabhadevi along with her daughter and three of her friends in the early hours of Tuesday and had taken a break to rest. Mukhtiyar, who was allegedly driving under the influence of liquor, lost control of the vehicle near Mahim Chowpatty and rammed it into Agarwal and the others, said the police.

“The group of five had taken a break and sitting on the footpath around 4.15 am when the Innova rammed into them. The women’s head got stuck between the railing on the footpath and got brutally snapped,” said Mahesh Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone V).

Patil said Agarwal died on the spot, while the others sustained serious injuries.

The police said Mukhtiyar was driving at a speed of more than 100 kmph, headed southwards from his Bandra home. Mukhtiyar is believed to have told the investigating officers that he had consumed alcohol at his home before leaving with two of his friends for a drive.

“The accused (Mukhtiyar) has been remanded in police custody till September 11 after being produced before the Bandra metropolitan magistrate,” said Patil.

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