Ahmedabad BMW hit-and-run: Owner arrested

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 12:09 hrs

Ahmedabad: The owner of a BMW, which caused a fatal hit-and-run in Ahmedabad has been arrested. The black BMW was registered in the name of Vismay Shah, whose father Amit Shah is a local eye surgeon.

"We have arrested Vismay Shah, on whose name the BMW car was registered. Shah is the son of a local eye surgeon here. We are questioning him and will seek his remand for further custodial interrogation," Joint Commissioner of Police (Sector-1) Ajay Tomar said.

While one of the bikers, Shivam Dave, an engineering student, was killed on the spot, his friend Rahul Patel succumbed to his injuries in a private hospital this morning, police said.

The BMW, which was being driven at a breakneck speed, had rammed into two persons on a motorcycle, flinging them off the two-wheeler last night in the Judges Bungalow area, police said.

The driver of the four-wheeler immediately escaped from the spot.

The car had screeched to a halt after dragging the bike for about 35 metres before ramming into a tree, police said, adding that Shah, who was driving the car, came out of it, apologised and got into a car driven by a girl and fled from the spot, they said.

The car carried a Chandigarh registration number, they said.

Shah has been booked under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC.

The car, which carried Chandigarh registration number, is owned by a doctor in Chandigarh, police said.

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