Published On : Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015

Speeding truck crushes middle aged man to death, driver arrested


In a fatal road accident, a 55-year old man was crushed to death by a rashly driven truck near Futala Lake on Monday afternoon. The driver of the killer truck has been arrested.

The victim, Raju Sadashivrao Ghotkar (55), resident of Vena Water Purification Center’s Quarter No. 13, Wadi, Nagpur, was riding on his Pleasure scooter (MH-40/AN 1658) and was going toward Birsa Munda Square near Futala Lake around 2.30 pm on Monday. At the same time, a speeding truck (MH-40/N 0993), driven recklessly by Prakash Ghumrao Dehare (37), crashed into Raju’s Pleasure scooter from behind with forceful impact. The dash resulted in Raju falling on the road and coming under the wheels of speeding truck. Raju died on the spot. The accident spot showed a gory sight with Raju’s head crushed and brain splattered on the road in bloody pieces. The fatal mishap led to situation turning volatile and people nearby staging a strong protest.

Ambazari Senior PSI Kale, acting on a complaint lodged by the deceased Raju’s brother Neresh Ghotkar (60), booked the accused truck driver under Sections 279, 304(A) of IPC and arrested him.