A woman was killed and her husband injured after a speeding truck knocked down the motorcycle on which they were riding, at Dukkar Khind, near Chandni Chowk, on Sunday.
Police have identified the deceased as Kanchan Honmane (33), a resident of Raikar Mala in Wadgaon Dhayari. Police said her husband Pradeep Baburao Honmane (44) was riding the two-wheeler. Kanchan operated a beauty parlour on Sus Road, while Pradeep worked in a private firm in Bavdhan.
The couple left home at around 8.30 am, and Pradeep was taking Kanchan to Sus Road to drop her at her workplace, when at Dukkar Khind, a speeding truck rammed into the vehicle, killing Kanchan on the spot.
Pradeep was injured and has been admitted to a hospital. Eye witnesses said that the mishap took place when the truck tried to avoid a pothole, sped out of control and hit the two-wheeler. An offence has been registered against the truck driver at Warje police station.