Published On : Fri, Apr 17th, 2015

Truck knocks man dead near Chhatrapati Square; driver arrested

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Nagpur: Yet another fatal road accident claimed life of a man in a series of mishaps being reported in city. A 66-year old man died when his Activa scooter was hit by a speeding truck near Chhatrapati Square on Thursday night. The driver of the killer truck has been arrested.

The deceased Dnyaneshwar Tukaram Wadke (66), resident of 461, Shri Nagar, near Narendra Nagar, was returning home around 9.30 pm on Thursday on his Activa (MH-31/CT 3599). When Dnyaneshwar took left turn at Chhatrapati Square on Wardha Road, the truck (MH-29/T 2297), driven rashly by Ramsingh Raghuvirsingh Thakur (45), hit the Activa of Dnyaneshwar with forceful impact. As a result, Dnyaneshwar fell down and suffered critical injuries. He died on the spot before any medical help could be provided to him. The accident led to chaos with a large crowd of passersby gathering at the spot. Dhantoli police reached the spot immediately after being informed about the accident.

Senior PSI Mesre, acting on a complaint filed by Pranali Pratik Wadke, booked the truck driver Ramsigh Thakur, native of Wadgaon, Yavatmal District, under Sections 279, 388, 304(A) of IPC and arrested him.