Mumbai: The CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) constable who was struck by a speeding BMW car struck at CRPF check post number 1 on the highway on October 1 at around 4 am was declared dead today. The constable, Rahul Sharma was severely injured, and was receiving treatment in the ICU of Seven Hills Hospital, Andheri East. Constable Sharma's body has been sent to his family in Madhya Pradesh.
According to the FIR, Sharma was on Nakabandi Duty and was keeping watch on suspicious vehicles. The BMW car, bearing number plate MH DD03J0305, was driving at high speed. It first hit the plastic barricade and then struck the on-duty Constable. Sharma fell to the ground, and sustained serious head injury. He was bleeding profusely from his mouth and head. His colleagues rushed him to Seven Hills Hospital.
Driver booked out on bail now
The police inquired with the BMW driver; who has been identified as one Hruday Kawar (19). In the car with him were Neel Chaudhary (18), Krish Joshi (18), Zayan Gauri (18), and Zihan Techchandani (18).
Prior to the news of the death of Sharma, Hruday Kawar was charged under sections 279 (Rash driving), 338 (Act endangering life) of the IPC Act, and 184 (Dangerous driving) of the Motor Vehicle Act, based on the incident. The Sahar police had arrested the accused, but he is currently out on bail.