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NCP leader's son arrested for running over girl

Last updated on: April 17, 2013 18:30 IST

NCP leader's son arrested for running over girl


Senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Abdul Qadeer Maulana's 17-year-old son has been arrested in Aurangabad, Mahrashtra, a day after the SUV car he was driving hit two minor girls and their uncle, killing the younger girl on the spot, police said on Wednesday.

The incident took place on Tuesday morning and the minor victim was identified as Navya Prakash Sonawane, police said.

According to police, the minor boy was behind the wheel at the time of incident, while car driver Mohammed Amar Chaus was seated beside him.

The deceased, Navya, and her three-year-old sister Sayali were on their way to a temple along with their uncle, Shirish Sonawane, 35, when they were hit by the car near the Hudco TV Centre chowk, senior inspector Pratap Baviskar of Cidco police station said.

The CCTV footage showed the car then went on to hit another two-wheeler and knocked down his driver.

After the accident, an irate mob roughed up the occupants of the car and tried to burn the vehicle, but the police intervened and brought the situation under control.

Sonawane and his niece were admitted to a private hospital.

The minor boy was detained while Chaus was arrested, police said.

Maulana is the state vice-president of the NCP.


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