Aurangabad (Maha), Apr 17, 2013 (PTI)
Reckless driving of a SUV car by the 17-year-old son of a senior NCP leader has snuffed out the life of a two-year-old girl after which the teenager was detained by police.
Police said today the minor son of Abdul Qadeer Maulana was detained for questioning after the sports utility vehicle(SUV) he was driving knocked down two minor girls and their uncle, killing the younger girl on the spot.
The accident occurred on Tuesday morning and the minor victim was identified as Navya Prakash Sonawane, police said.
CCTV footage of the mishap showed the minor girl being mowed down by the high-end car.
According to police, the minor boy was behind the wheel at the time of incident, while car driver Mohammed Amar Chaus, was seated beside him.
Navya and her three-year-old sister Sayali were on their way to a temple along with their uncle, Shirish Sonawane (35) when they were hit by the car near the Hudco TV Centre chowk, senior inspector Pratap Baviskar of Cidco police station said.
The CCTV footage showed the car then went on to hit another two-wheeler and knocked down his driver.
After the accident, an irate mob roughed up the occupants of the car and tried to burn the vehicle, but the police intervened and brought the situation under control.
Sonawane and his niece were admitted to a private hospital.
The minor boy was detained while Chaus was arrested in this connection, police said