Published On : Thu, May 26th, 2022

Nagpur Addl Commissioner Joshi’s son booked for death of man in road mishap

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Nagpur: Rana Pratap Nagar Police on Wednesday booked a teenage boy of NMC Additional Commissioner Ram Joshi, for causing the death of 30-year-old Umashankar alias Omi Vijayshankar Purohit in a road accident near Dronacharya Nagar turning.

According to police sources, Purohit, a resident of Gawlipura, Tekdi Road, who was on his TVS Jupiter moped, suffered serious injuries after being hit by the boy Mayank Joshi, riding a Honda Activa around 7.30 pm on May 18.

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Both were rushed to Viveka Hospital.

Purohit was, later, referred to Neuron Hospital, Dhantoli, where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

Following a complaint lodged by Jitesh Devichand Rakheja (33), a resident of Old Bhandara Road, Rana Pratap Nagar Police registered a case under Sections 304(A), 279, 337, 338 of the IPC read with Sections 177, 184, 183, 3(181) of MVA, against NMC Additional Commissioner’s son.

Expressing their resentment over the death of Omi, members of Pushkarna Samaj took out a candle march from Hanuman Temple in Sitabuldi to Variety Square demanding justice for Omi on Monday night.

Besides Vidarbha, members of Pushkarna Samaj from Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh participated in the candle march. The protestors demanded legal action against the boy Manayk Joshi whose two-wheeler had hit Omi’s moped following which he lost his life.

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