Maharashtra: Couple on way to Shirdi on 2-wheeler run over by tanker, miraculous escape for child

The victims, Manoj Joshi and his wife Manasi died in the accident that occurred on Friday in Bhiwandi taluka on the Mumbai-Nashik highway

Abhitash SinghUpdated: Wednesday, January 04, 2023, 12:25 PM IST
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The couple going to the temple town of Shirdi from Mumbai on a two-wheeler was crushed to death after a container truck hit them, their child survives miraculously. | Abhitash Singh

Thane: A couple going to the temple town of Shirdi from Mumbai on a two-wheeler was crushed to death after a container truck hit them in Thane. Their six-year-old daughter miraculously survived the accident.

The victims, Manoj Joshi, 34, and his 30-year-old wife Manasi, residents of Bhandup, were killed on Friday in Bhiwandi taluka on the Mumbai-Nashik highway.

“The couple and their daughter were going to Shirdi for darshan of Saibaba. When they reached Yevai village, a speeding container knocked them down and ran over them, killing them on the spot. Their daughter is safe and has been sent to a hospital for medical care,” said Police Inspector Dattatray Borate.

The bodies of the deceased were sent to Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) hospital in Bhiwandi for post-mortem. On the complaint of the victims’ neighbour, Vijay Payre, who also left for Shirdi the same day, the police have arrested the driver of the container, Kapil Rajdev, and registered a case against him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicles Act.

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