Thane, Oct 10 : A 21-year-old woman doctor died after being run over by a vehicle when she fell off a two-wheeler as it slipped on a pothole in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Thursday.
The incident occurred at 1045 hrs on Wednesday when Neha Shaikh was returning to her home in Bhiwandi after shopping for her marriage, scheduled on November 7.
Neha was riding pillion on a two-wheeler driven by her brother. When the vehicle skidded over a pothole Dugadh Phata, she fell on the road and was crushed to death by a passing truck.
Enraged over the incident, hundreds of youths of the Youth Wing of the Shramajivi Sanghatana, led by its president Pramod Pawar, rushed to the Angaon toll naka and forced its closure around midnight.
Assistant Police Inspector Mahesh Sagde said that an offence under section 304A, culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been registered against the unknown driver of a vehicle.
The body has been sent for a postmortem, he said, adding that the police would conduct a probe and take necessary steps in the case.
Pawar said the pothole-ridden road has claimed several lives, and demanded case against company which constructed the road and the Public Works Department.
He said that till the demands were met, the youths squatting at the naka would not call off their peaceful agitation.(UNI)