Two people died after a car driven by a 17-year-old boy hit two wheels on Wednesday near Girgaon Chowpatty. DB Marg Police, who have registered a case of impulsive and negligent driving against the minor, have booked his father for letting him drive his car despite not having a licence.

Police said the accident occurred at around 5.20am, when the two victims, Akbar Dawood Khan (47) and Kiran Anwar Khan (36), who were on a bicycle, were turning right at the intersection of Cafe Ideal restaurant near Girgaon and Chowpatty.

Police said that Akbar was a resident of Nagpada while Kiran was living in Grant Road.

“The two have been out since Tuesday night to celebrate Akbar’s birthday. They went to dinner at a restaurant in south Mumbai and after that spent some time at Marine Drive,” a police officer said.

At about 5.20am the victims were on their way from Marine Drive to Grant Road. Akbar, who was cycling, was taking a right turn at a sign outside the Cafe Ideal restaurant, when the speeding sedan hit them both.

“It is a blind spot for people walking at the intersection as there is a slight turn before the signal for motorists heading towards Nariman Point from Malabar Hill,” the officer added.

Police said Akbar died on the spot while Kiran was taken to JJ Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

“A 17-year-old boy who was driving the sedan was arrested immediately and taken to the police station for investigation. He was out for a walk with his friend,” the officer said.

According to the police, the juvenile, a class 11 student, resides in central Mumbai and is the son of a senior bank executive. “Wednesday morning, he took the car keys without informing anyone,” said one of the officers.

Police said the juvenile was booked under the relevant sections of impulsive and negligent driving while his father was also booked under the relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.

A senior police officer said, “The minor has been handed over to his parents and will be brought to court when we file a case.”

His father has not been arrested. “We gave him a notice,” said the officer.


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