July 2, 2012 11:52:59 AM IST By IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
Bollywood actor and producer Sohail Khan's car crushed a 70-year-old woman to death in Mumbai on Sunday night. Khan however was not in the SUV and it was being driven by his driver Dhananjaya Pimpale, who was arrested later.
The accident happened at around 11 pm on Sunday night near the St Andrews Church in Bandra when the car was returning to Khan's residence. The Land Cruiser was negotiating a turn when it hit the woman, a witness said, while another alleged that the SUV did not stop following the accident.
Another eyewitness, who said he and a constable rushed the victim to the hospital, accused authorities at the Bhabha Hospital of not attending to her or around half-an-hour. The woman, identified as Chandan Bala, was later declared dead at the hospital.
Police have charged 46-year-old Pimpale negligent driving and culpable homicide not amounting to murder and he is expected to be produced in court on Monday. Preliminary investigations showed the driver had not been drinking, but a medical report on his blood and urine samples is awaited, the police said.
They added that even though Sohail Khan was not in the car, his statement will be recorded since the car belongs to him.