October 6, 2016 12:52:27 am
THREE youth, including a student, in their early 20s, were killed after the bike they were riding was knocked down by a speeding heavy vehicle in the early hours on Wednesday on Pune-Nashik Highway near Moshi. Based on the broken liquor bottles found near the damaged bike, the police suspect the three were under the influence of alcohol.
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As per the information given by Bhosari MIDC police station, the accident took place sometime between 1 am and 2 am in front of a petrol pump near Moshi toll booth. The three deceased have been identified as Vishal Sawala Thubal (21), a college student in Moshi, Macchindra Kashinath Thubal (25) and Rajpal Tayde (23), who worked at a private company in Moshi.
All three were residents of Bharat Mata Nagar in Moshi.
The police said they were on their way to Nashik Phata from Moshi when their Bajaj Pulsar bike was hit by a heavy vehicle. As the road did not have much traffic, it is possible that no other person witnessed the mishap, the police said. Some of the passers-by took the three to Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital (YCMH) where they were declared brought dead. All three sustained severe multiple injuries, Duty officer of Bhosari MIDC police station said.
Senior inspector Bhimaro Shingade said, “Some broken liquor bottles were found near the damaged bike and also in the side carrier of the bike. Their viscera have been preserved for chemical analysis. Only after the chemical analysis is received, it can be ascertained whether they had consumed alcohol or not.” Bodies of the three were handed over to their families after the autopsy was performed at the YCMH.”
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