Mumbai: Hit and Run cases happen when the drivers while driving incurred damage to any person’s life, health or property while rash driving and thereafter failing to register their vehicle and driving license with the concerned legal authorities.
A senior citizen and a scooterist, both women, were killed in separate hit-and-run cases at Deonar and Dahisar recently.
Shabanmia Shaikh (60) died in an accident at a parking lot opposite the BMC’s M ward office at Deonar between 2 am and 9 am on Sunday. Shaikh was hit by an unidentified vehicle, leaving her critically injured. The motorist fled. She was later pronounced dead by a doctor.
The Deonar police registered a case of rash driving and negligence, and are looking for the motorist.
In another incident, Sweety Uke (28) was riding her scooter on the north-bound arm of the Western Express Highway on Saturday when a truck rammed into her.
She suffered head serious injuries and was declared dead on admission when taken to a hospital. The driver fled but was later tracked down and arrested by the Dahisar police.
The biggest issue in the cases of Hit and Run is the absence of any direct evidence. Usually, there is no hard evidence to put the culprit at the crime scene. This makes it very difficult for the Police to pursue the investigation.