The police booked the bus driver for causing death by negligence and said they would arrest him soon.
A 64-year-old man died after he collapsed on the roadside and was run over by a civic bus in Mumbai’s Kandivali area Tuesday night, said the police.
The deceased, Lalji Yadav, was a taxi driver who resided at Narsipada in Kandivali West with his daughter and son-in-law. On Tuesday, he left home as usual at 8 am and, after work, parked the taxi at the taxi stand at Thakur House around 8 pm, said the police.
On the way back home, opposite Mahendra Jewellers on Akurli Road, Yadav felt dizzy and fell on the road, and his head came under the rear wheel of a passing BEST bus, according to the police.
The local people rushed him to the Shatabdi hospital in Kandivali, where he was declared dead on arrival. One of them called Yadav’s daughter Suman after finding her number in the mobile phone found in his pocket.
On Suman’s complaint, the police booked the BEST bus driver on charges of 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code. The police said they would arrest him soon.
Yadav’s daughter Suman cried and said, “We are shocked. He never collapsed in the past. We want to know from the doctors how he suddenly collapsed.”
Suman said she last spoke to his father over the phone at 12.30 pm the same day and asked him if he had lunch.
The police have yet to get a detailed medical report explaining Yadav’s sudden collapse on the road. The doctors are trying to find out the medical history of Yadav from his family.
Yadav’s wife died in 2020, and his elder daughter lives at her in-laws’ place.