Staff Reporter :
The couple fell off the bike and suffered serious injuries when Vaibhav lost control of speeding bike while allegedly overtaking a truck at Jaistambh Square in Kamptee
ALLEGED rash driving by a trucker claimed lives of a young couple in front of Deo Wine Bar near Jaistambh Square in Kamptee on Monday afternoon. Juni Kamptee Police booked the truck driver for rash and negligent driving. However, a few eye-witnesses said that the couple on the bike rammed into the truck while overtaking it on the highway. The deceased have been identified as Vaibhav Suresh Shambharkar (24), a resident of Kashi Nagar, Rameshwari Road, behind Sunrise School and Mohini Krishnabihari Tiwari (19), a resident of Quarter No EL/164/3, Railway Colony, Motibag. Vaibhav was a Security Guard at Nagpur Metro Rail Project. Mohini was a marketing executive with Internacia India Marketing Pvt Ltd, Ranala.
Vaibhav and Mohini were heading towards Kanhan on a motorcycle (MH-49/W-6568) around 1 pm. Vaibhav lost control of his speeding bike while allegedly overtaking the truck near Jaisthambh Square. He and pillion rider Mohini fell off the bike after hitting the truck and suffered serious injuries. The truck driver abandoned the vehicle after a short distance and ran away fearing public violence. Vaibhav and Mohini were rushed to Sub-District Hospital where the doctors declared them ‘brought dead.’ Later, Juni Kamptee Police arrested truck driver Sonu Manik Sahare (26), a resident of New Yerkheda, on charges under Sections 270 and 304(A) of the Indian penal Code. PSI Kalpana Katare is conducting further investigation.