Nagpur: A 20-year-old youth riding a motorcycle died while his friend riding pillion was critically injured and has been battling for life at Lata Mangeshkar Hospital after their speeding vehicle skidded after crossing a partly visible speed breaker and rammed into a tree, near Shatayu College under Pratap Nagar police station at around 3 am on Tuesday.
Following the incident, Aman Ashok Navghare, a resident of Police Nagar, Hingna Road (originally a resident of Amravati) and Kirtiman D Ramratna were rushed to Lata Mangeshkar Hospital were doctor had pronounced Aman dead, while Kirtiman is reportedly under critical condition.
According to police, Aman, Kirtiman along with their friends were returning from IT Park in the wee hours when incident occurred.
Aman and Kirtiman was riding on Pulsar (MH/27/CM/5234) besides, their friends who were riding parallel. They crossed Shatayu College under Pratap Nagar police, while heading in the direction of Hingna T-point when the motorcycle went over the speed breaker and Aman lost control. The bike was rammed into nearby tree. Both Aman and Kirtiman received critical injuries and were bleeding profusely. Their friends then rushed them to Lata Mangeshkar Hospital. While Aman succumbed to his injuries, Kirtiman has been battling for life.
Though, it has not been clear that were they riding under influence of alcohol. Based on the complainant lodged by Rushab Dilip Chamate (21), a resident of Hingna, Pratap Nagar police have booked Aman for causing mishap due to negligence under Sections 279, 304 (A), 337 of the IPC and Motor Vehicles Act.