The accident was reported from Gaurav Garden Cooperative Housing Society building in Kandivli (West).
MUMBAI: A 58-year-old man died after he was thrown a few metres in the air when a car hit the entry gate of a housing society in Mumbai’s Kandivli (West) where he was deployed as a watchman.
The deceased has been identified as Gyandev More.
The car was being driven by 29-year-old Manali Bhatia, a teacher by profession.
Manali, while entering the Gaurav Garden Cooperative Housing Society, reportedly lost control over the vehicle and mistakenly stepped on the accelerator.
More suffered serious head injuries in the accident. He was admitted to Wing Hospital on Link Road where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police later arrested Manali for causing death by negligence which could lead to two year’s imprisonment if found guilty.
“Me and my father had returned to Kandivli in January and had resumed our work while my mother stayed in our village. On March 17, my father left for his workplace at 7.50am. At around 1pm, I received a call from the building secretary who informed me that my father has met with an accident.”
“More was deployed at the entry gate of the building. When the car approached the building, the woman lost control over the vehicle and it hit the gate. Due to the impact, More was flung a few metres in the air. He landed on a parked vehicle. The car has been seized,” said a police officer.
Manali was produced before a local court the next day and was released on bail.