Man killed after auto-rickshaw overturns in Mumbai
A 28-year-old man was killed after an auto-rickshaw in which he was traveling overturned on the Western Express Highway in Mumbai on Wednesday. The deceased, identified as Yallappa Balappa Naik, hailing from Belgaum in Karnataka, was heading toward suburban Andheri when the accident took place around 5 am, an official from Vakola Police Station said, adding that the victim was working in the Army.
The auto-rickshaw driver fled the spot after the accident
"Naik, who had come to the city for some work, boarded an auto-rickshaw. However, its driver lost control over the wheels, following which the vehicle overturned near the Agripada bus stop on the Western Express Highway," he said. "The man fell on the road and received a major head injury, while the auto-rickshaw driver fled from the spot," the official said.
Auto-rickshaw driver was arrested after examination of CCTV footage
Some passerby spotted the man lying in a pool of blood and alerted the police, who took him to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead before admission. Police later examined the CCTV footage of the area and arrested the auto-rickshaw driver. The Vakola Police registered a case against the driver under various Indian Penal Code Sections, including 304-A (causing death by negligence).
Another road accident was reported in UP
A similar incident was reported in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun district where four people, including a woman and her son, died and two more were injured in a collision between a car and a mini-truck. Police personnel rushed them to the community health center where four of the family members including their driver were declared dead. The truck driver fled the scene after the crash.