Biker hit by Minister’s car dies in Solapur district

Pune: A motorcycle rider was killed after a car hit his two-wheeler in Solapur district on Monday, police said. The car apparently belonged to a relative of Maharashtra minister Tanaji Sawant, who is in Mumbai, an official from Barshi police station said.

The car hit the motorcycle around 9 am at an intersection on a state highway near Shelgaon Hole village on the outskirts of Barshi town, located nearly 220 km from Pune, he said.

“The motorcycle rider was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” he said. After the accident, some angry locals attacked the car and damaged it, he said, adding that heavy police security was deployed on the highway.

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