Garages’ sticker help cops to nab 17-year-old hit-and-run biker
In a fatal hit-and-run case, 49-year-old Sanjay Yadav was knocked down by a teenager biker in Worli at around 7.30 pm on April 8.
Yadav was crossing the road at Kashmira junction when the 17-year-old boy zoomed the motorcycle straight into him, thereby knocking him down. After the incident, the teenager fled the spot with his friend.
The police initially thought it would be easy to track down the biker as they had the vehicle’s registration number. Unfortunately, the number was traced to a Wadala slum where the houses are not numbered, which rendered the search futile. No one in the colony knew the owner of the bike.
But the sticker on the vehicle led the police to a garage named Auto Hunt in Antop Hill. On interrogating the garage owner, they learned that the vehicle’s ownership had changed at least three times before the accident. Thereon, he provided the cops with the details of its latest owner, Imran Khan who was riding pillion on the day of the accident.
The search for Khan led cops to the 17-year-old, who was riding the bike and responsible for the accident. Khan, on the other hand, had absconded and the police are still on the lookout for him.
The duo have been booked under sections 304A (causing death by negligence), 279 (rash driving) and 338 (causing grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code. They have been also charged with section 134 (duty of driver in case of accident and injury to a person) of the Motor Vehicle Act.