In another accident here in Mumbai, two children were killed after a woman learning to drive a car with her husband lost control of the vehicle and rammed it into the victims. The incident occurred in the Navy Nagar area of Colaba, south Mumbai.
According to reports, the woman, identified as Sangeeta Rai, was learning to drive a car with the help of her husband, Lance Naik Santoshkumar Rai. Sangeeta, who did not possess even a learner’s license at the time of the incident, was learning to drive in their society known as Suvidha complex located in Navy Nagar.
While at the wheel, the accused is said to have seen the children riding their bicycles ahead of the car after which she pressed the accelerator instead of the brake. This mistake ended up with the car knocking down both the children from their respective cycles before ramming them into a tree trunk.
Following the mishap, both the children, identified as Akshansh Dyani and Abhay Dyani, were taken to a hospital where they were later pronounced dead. While a large crowd gathered at the spot, another officer, known as Lance Naik Ravindra Jadhav complained to the police following which a case was registered.
The father of the victims, who was posted in Assam, returned on being informed about an untoward incident regarding the children. On arriving at his residence, the dead bodies of the victims were brought home following which he lost consciousness. He was later treated in the hospital and released, after which the last rites were performed.
Reports suggest that the couple were arrested later in the day and were charged with Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 279 (Rash driving or riding on a public way) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.