Drunk woman kills 2 in car crash

11 Jun 2015 | Written by Siripriya; Edited by Vaneet Randhawa
Rich, powerful and drunk: Recipe for road accidents

Janhavi Ajit Gadkar rammed her Audi into a cab killing 2 people in Mumbai.

The car was speeding on the wrong side of the road on the Eastern Freeway in the early hours of the morning.

The driver of the cab Hussain Sayyed and the man in the passenger seat Haji Salim Sabuwala died on the spot while three others were injured.

In context: Rich, powerful and drunk: Recipe for road accidents

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In 1999, Sanjeev Nanda - the son of industrialist Suresh Nanda, ran over six people, including 3 police officers.

Nanda ran off from the scene of crime, hiding his car in Golf Links in New Delhi.

In 2008, Nanda was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison.

Businessman Rajeev Gupta, Shyam Singh and Bhola Nath were also convicted for destroying evidences.

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Salman Khan ran his Land Cruiser over some people sleeping outside the American Express Bakery in Bandra, killing one and injuring four others.

Police invoked section 304-II of IPC i.e. culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which attracts a 10 year jail term.

However, the sentence has been suspended by the Bombay High Court.

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Shorab and his 2 sons are reportedly missing and the police has initiated a probe on Mamata Banerjee's orders.