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BMW hit and run case: Accused Mihir Shah called girlfriend 40 times after crash, cops may detain her
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BMW hit and run case: Accused Mihir Shah called girlfriend 40 times after crash, cops may detain her

| @indiablooms | 10 Jul 2024, 09:35 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: Mihir Shah, son of a Shiv Sena leader accused of killing a woman after his BMW rammed a scooter-borne couple in Mumbai early Sunday, had called his girlfriend 40 times before abandoning the car, hailing an auto and heading to her house, media reports quoting the police said. 

According to the police, the girlfriend may be detained for questioning.

The 24-year-old son of a Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde faction) leader crashed his BMW into a scooter in Worli in which Pradeep Nakhwa and Kaveri Nakhwa, a fish-seller couple, were returning around 5.30 am on Sunday after buying fish to sell during the day. 

The impact caused their bike to overturn, throwing both the husband and wife onto the bonnet of the car.

While Pradeep was flung off the bonnet after the car hit him, Kaveri came under the wheels and was dragged for 1.5 km.

Shah, who was allegedly drunk. then switched seats with his driver, Rajrishi Bidawat, and they reversed the car over Kaveri before speeding away.

Shah and the driver then went to Kala Nagar in Bandra, where they abandoned the car and took off the number plate to avoid being caught.

In a desperate attempt to save himself, the husband managed to jump off the bonnet. However, his wife was not as fortunate.

The accident led to chaos which enabled the driver of the four-wheeler to flee the scene, leaving the injured woman behind.

After leaving the car in Kala Nagar, the 24-year-old hailed an auto and went to his girlfriend's house in Goregaon. He "rested" there for two hours while his girlfriend informed Shah's sister about the accident. His sister went to Goregaon and then took Shah to their house in Borivali, said reports.

From there, Shah's mother, Meena, two sisters - Puja and Kinjal - and a friend, Avdeep, left for a resort in Shahpur, nearly 70 km from Mumbai. They hid there while the police kept looking for Shah, having arrested his father Rajesh Shah and the driver, Bidawat.

The injured woman was quickly rushed to a hospital where she was declared dead.

Mihir was arrested on Tuesday. Rajesh Shah, who was arrested in connection with the same case on Sunday, was released on bail.

He was granted bail after paying Rs. 15,000.

According to reports, the cops believe Rajesh Shah and their driver helped Mihir escape.

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