MAN MOWS DOWN PAL TO DEATH WITH HIS CAR, POST PARTY IN TALASARI
The victim Pratik Patel (in blue shirt) and Nimesh Tanna (in yellow T shirt)
MUMBAI:The Talasari police are yet to arrest the man who mowed down his friend with his car on the National Highway No 8 post the party of a female friend on Monday night. The man and his female accomplice are wanted by the Talasari police for the murder, and both are absconding.
A group of 10 friends, male female, on Monday afternoon arrived from Vapi to a resort in Talasari, to celebrate the birthday of a female amongst the group. While the group were enjoying drinks and food, there was a verbal spat between Nimesh Tanna and other men of the group which entered into fisticuffs, as it is believed, that some of the group members abused and made obscene remarks about Tanna and his accompanying female friend,which infuriated Tanna,said an official of the Talasari police.
So much so, Tanna even tried to assault some of the group members by taking out a bat kept in the dickky of his SUV, but friends mediated and the matter got diluted,said the official, but Tanna was seething with anger. After the party, the group sat in their respective cars to proceed to Vapi, their home town.
Tanna and his female friend sat in their SUV, while Hemant Vora, Pratik Kanti Patel, and Paramjit Singh sat in another SUV and were proceeding towards Vapi on the NH 8 on Monday late evening. Tanna who was following Patel's SUV, first rammed his SUV with Pratik's car several times, and when Pratik stopped the car, Tanna proceeded ahead and after a few metres, reversed his SUV and repeatedly rammed into Pratik's car from the front, and in the meantime, Pratik's front seat door got opened due to the impact, and when Pratik stepped out of his car, Tanna ran over his SUV on Pratik, killing him instantly, said PI Kailash Barve of Talasari police station. Immediately after, Tanna and his female friend absconded from the scene,he said. A biker who was also riding towards Vapi got injured due to the road rage,said the official, but he suffered minor scratches and rode off.
His co passenger reported the matter to us and we registered a case of murder against Tanna and his female friend,under Section 302 of the IPC,said police. We have also seized Patel's SUV and have checked all the toll plazas and have confirmed that Tanna had passed through the toll plaza and we have sent a team to nab the duo, as Tanna has switched off his mobile,said police. Tanna is the son of a reputed builder and committed the murder of his friend in revenge,said sources.