MUMBAI: A youngster employed at a 5-star hotel in Goregaon (east) was killed in a hit-and-run after a speeding unknown motorist hit his bike and ran over his head on April 15.
Deceased Dikshant Mashelkar (22) was riding back home from his workplace when the incident occurred between 11 pm and 11.50 pm near Adani Electricity in Goregaon (East). Three days have passed and the police are yet to locate the speeding vehicle that killed Mashelkar.
Mashelkar’s parents were waiting for his return from work at around 11.30pm when they received a call about the accident that he met and has succumbed. “A team is scanning the closed-circuit television (CCTV) to track down the speeding motorist that hit Mashelkar’s bike and led to his death,” said a police officer of the Vanrai police station.
Mashelkar, who has done his hotel management course, was employed with The Westin Mumbai Garden City hotel. The hotel staff confirmed that he was a staffer with the hotel. He rides on his bike to join duty every day. Mashelkar’s parents and relatives are still in shock and told TOI to get details from the police. In the complaint, Mashelkar’s father Suhas (64) said, “My son travels to his workplace at around 2pm on his bike. On April 15, he left for his work at the same time. We were waiting for his return at around 11.30pm.”
However, Mashelkar’s parents got worried when there was a delay in his return. “At around 11.50 pm, we got a call from my son’s friend Darshan Kalitkar that he (son) has met with an accident and has died. His body is at Cooper Hospital,” the deceased’s father told in the FIR. Mashelkar was survived by his retired father, mother and sister. They were left in shock after his death. On Sunday they told TOI, they are not in a state to tell anything about their son and the police are investigating the case.
Inspector Suresh Gore (who holds an additional charge of senior inspector) said they are probing the case.
A case under the Indian Penal Code sections for 279 (rash driving), 304 (A) (causing death by negligence) and under the Motor Vehicle Act sections 134 (A) & (B) (Duty of driver in case of accident and injury to a person take all reasonable steps to secure medical attention for the injured person) has been registered against the unknown motorist.