Mumbai: In a hit-and-run case, a 55-year-old
woman and driver were injured when a vehicle allegedly being
driven by a "high profile" person rammed into an auto-rickshaw
in suburban Andheri, police said on Sunday.
According to police, a Hummer make vehicle hit the
auto-rickshaw coming from opposite direction but in a wrong
route at Four Bungalow area in the wee hours of Saturday,
injuring passenger Rajshree Aangane and driver Gyan Chavan.
Aangane was admitted in the civic-run Cooper hospital
while the driver was given first aid treatment. The front
portion of the auto-rickshaw was damaged.
However, the person on the wheels of the vehicle sped
away from the scene after which a constable patrolling the
area chased it. The vehicle was spotted abandoned near Millat
Nagar in Andheri.
"The vehicle was taken into custody but the person who
drove it is yet to be identified," said VD Bhoite, senior
inspector at DN Nagar Police Station.
The statements of four eyewitness, the injured woman,
the driver, a tea stall vendor and the constable, were
recorded but nobody could identify the man driving the Hummer,
said another policeman probing the matter.
"The suspect appears to be a high profile person whereas
the vehicle belongs a businessman Nitin Shenoi. When Shenoi
was summoned, he said he was there in Shirdi and would appear
before police at the earliest. After Shenoi`s statement,
things would be clear," said the cop. Further probe is on.