PUNE: A 21-year-old student from Afghanistan has been booked for rash driving and causing death due to negligence after his speeding bike hit a 75-year-old man, who later died. The accident took place at around 1.15 am opposite RR Wines shop on the Katraj Bypass road near Wonder City.
The deceased has been identified as Ramesh Bhaskar Kadekar, a resident of Katraj-Kondhwa Road. He worked as a watchman at a shop dealing in the resale of four-wheelers, near the wine shop. Based on a complaint from head constable Haridas Dhaygude, an FIR has been registered against Khalid Mahmadkhan Oryakhil, who lives in Gokhalenagar. He is studying BA in a reputed college on Fergusson College Road, the police said.
According to the FIR, a watchman from the other side of the road called Kadekar. He was crossing the road when Khalid's bike hit him. Khalid and his friend Sohail Khan, who was the pillion rider, also sustained injuries. They were taken to nearby Bharati Hospital. Kadekar sustained severe injuries to his head and other body parts and could not speak. In his statement to the police, Khalid said that he blew the horn but Kadekar didn't move aside. Kadekar succumbed to his injuries on March 9.
After his death, the police registered a case against Khalid for offences under sections 279 (rash driving), 304a (causing death due to negligence), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Assistant Police Inspector CM Suryavanshi, who is investigating the case, said, “Though he has been discharged from the hospital, we are yet to arrest him as his condition is not fit for arrest.”