MUMBAI : A 10 year old girl died after the auto in which he was travelling was hit by a speeding truck near Charoti in Dahanu on late Friday night. The auto was carrying 12 pilgrims and proceeding to the famous Mahalaxmi temple where the annual fair was going on. The truck driver is absconding and a case of accidental death has been registered by the Kasa police.

An auto carrying 12 pilgrms was proceeding to the temple when near the Asian Petrol pump at Charoti naka a truck which was coming behind the auto dashed with the three wheeler and as a result the auto turned turtle and Prachi Andher died on the spot and the truck driver sped away said API J Gute of Kasa police station.  Seven pilgrims including the auto driver,Ladkya Nitya Babar (30)is seriously injured and admitted in the Kasa government hospital said the official. We have registered a case of accidental death so far and will press additional charges like Section 304(a) (negligence) of the IPC after we take the statement of Babar who is injured said Gute.

It is clear that Babar was carrying more passengers than its capacity so as to make a fast buck due to the annual Mahalaxmi temple fair and we will take action against him said Gute.  In the last 10 days since the annual temple fair started in Dahanu, 3 people died and 19 injured in four different cases of mishaps in the area.