Consultant, driver steal student’s bike after accident near Wilson college; arrested

Consultant, driver steal student's bike after accident near Wilson college; arrested
When the student refused to pay for damages, Bosco D’mello and his driver Manojkumar Sahu forcibly took the keys and fled with his bike (Representational Image, Courtesy: gaadiwaadi.com)

A management consultant and his driver have been arrested for ‘stealing’ the bike of an LBB student who lost control of his two-wheeler and rammed into their car.

According to officials, the incident took place on Tuesday evening when Kalpesh Shinde (26) was travelling on his bike from Tardeo to Wilson College in Girgaum. Around 5 pm, he lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a Toyota Innova.

After the mishap, the consultant Bosco Jon D’mello (51) and his driver Manojkumar Sahu (29) got down from the car asked Shinde to cough up Rs 10,000 for the damages.

When the student refused to pay, an argument broke out. When a nearby traffic constable saw the commotion, he asked both vehicle owners to clear the vehicles from the road and visit the chowky in case of a dispute.

During the ruckus, the duo snatched the bike’s keys from the ignition and drove off. Shinde eventually pushed his bike a few metres towards Bhavan’s College, when he saw D’mello’s car again.

When the law student confronted them and demanded the keys back, the duo asked him to pay for the damage. When Shinde refused to budge, Sahu pushed him and fled with the bike. D’mello, on the other hand, drove his car away.

Shinde, who had taken a picture of D’mello’s car, later approached Gamdevi police station and filed a complaint. On the basis of the complaint, police booked lodged a case of robbery against them.

During the investigation, officials tracked the car owner’s address to Bandra (West). Both D’mello and Sahu were nabbed on Wednesday and produced before the court the next day. The court remanded both men to police custody till Friday.

Cops said stern action was warranted as D’mello should have visited the police station instead of taking law in his own hands and made an insurance claim to get his car repaired.

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