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Woman Dies In Mumbai As BMW ‘driven’ By A Pollitician's Son Rams Into Bike

The hit-and-run incident in Mumbai's worli, allegedly involving Shiv Sena leader's son, comes amid an ongoing investigations in the Pune Porsche case.

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By Kanan Parmar
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Mumbai hit-and-run: In the third such incident of drunk driving in Maharashtra in a span of two months, a 45-year-old woman died in Mumbai's Worli area after a speeding BMW rammed into a bike on Sunday morning. The incident comes amid ongoing investigations in the Pune Porsche case in which two software engineers were killed after a juvenile under the influence of alcohol hit a bike in the city's Kalyani Nagar area.

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The deceased woman has been identified as Kaveri Nakhwa (45), a resident of Worli Koliwada.The incident took place near Atria Mall in the Koliwada area of Worli around 5.30 am, when Kaveri and her husband were returning from Sassoon Dock.

Kaveri, the deceased, was dragged for around 100 meters on the car's bonnet before being flung onto the road. — Kaveri's husband managed to jump off the vehicle's bonnet. However, the woman succumbed to injuries. — After the incident, the driver fled from the spot with his car. — Reports say that the BMW car was being driven by Mihir, the 24-year-old son of Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena leader Rajesh Shah. — Rajesh Shah is a deputy leader of the Shiv Sena in Palghar district. — Mihir Shah is currently absconding. However, his father Rajesh Shah has been detained by the police. — The Sena leader's son drank at a bar in Juhu. While he was on his way home, when the car came to Worli, the accused told the driver that he wanted to drive the car. Soon after he took the wheel, the speeding BMW hit a scooter, reported NDTV quoting sources.

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde said that everyone is equal before the law and those guilty won't be spared. "The hit-and-run case in Mumbai is very unfortunate. Whoever is guilty, action will be taken against them,” said Eknath Shinde.

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Reacting to the incident, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and Worli MLA Aaditya Thackeray said that they have been continuously talking about the driving style and discipline of motorists in Mumbai.

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