A 70-year-old lady was killed in yet another celebrity-related hit-and-run case. However, this time it was not the celebrity himself but his driver. Well, we are talking about Bollywood actor, director and producer Sohail Khan’s driver who ran over an old lady near St Andrews Church on B J Road, Bandra (West) at 10.30 pm on Sunday.
Dhananjay Pimple, age 45-years, surrendered to the Bandra police officials an hour later. He is currently out on bail. However, he has been booked under Sections 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC and Section 134 of the Motor Vehicles Act.
Sohail and Salman Khan, are trying their best to defend the driver by saying that it was due to rain that the accident must have happened.
The Khan brothers said, “No one from the family was in the car, but we admit that the car belongs to us. There is a possibility that because of the rain, the old lady must have had a plastic sheet or something else to protect her, due to which the driver wasn’t able to spot her.” When questioned why the driver fled the spot instead of rushing the victim to the hospital, they said, “He didn’t realise that he had hit a person.”
Their father, Salim, said, “Instead of tracing whereabouts of the poor woman and her family, the focus is more on our family, to know who was inside the car.”
However, locals and eyewitnesses said that it wasn’t raining at the time of the accident.