New Delhi: Indian Test vice captain Ajinkya Rahane's father Madhukar Baburao Rahane's (54) car crushed a woman to death in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district in the wee hours of Friday following which he was arrested and later on released on bail in Friday afternoon.
The woman was rushed to the hospital by locals but unfortunately she succumbed to injuries. She was 67.
The incident occurred when Rahane, his wife and other family members were travelling to the tourist beach resort of Tarkarli in Sindhudurg district via the Pune-Bengaluru NH4, the investigating officer, Sub-Inspector of Kagal Police Station, Sunil Mhalge said.
"Rahane was speeding along the road when the woman suddenly came in the middle of the road. At that high speed, he could not apply the brakes on time and the vehicle rammed into her, around 11.30 am today," said Police.
Police confirmed Madhukar, who was at the wheel of a Hyundai i20, was "not intoxicated" and he also helped local villagers to rush the victim to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
"It was purely an accident due to speeding and negligence, after which he was arrested. The victim has been identified as one local, 67-year-old Asha Kamble,"
Rahane's father was arrested after being booked for negligent driving. The Kolhapur Police has reportedly registered a case under the IPC Act 304A, 337, 338, 279 and 184.
Ajinkya is currently on national duty for the Sri Lanka ODI series, though he has not found a place in the playing XI.