Senior corporate executive's son held in hit-and-run case

Ankush, son of Dinesh Shahra, Managing Director of Ruchi Soya, was arrested from Churchgate area following a chase by police after his Porsche car allegedly rammed into a bike at Marine Drive in the wee hours of Monday, they said.

The 24-year-old, who was drunk, tried to escape in his car, but was chased down after a beat constable and some onlookers alerted local police, senior inspector of Marine Drive police station Z M Gharad told PTI.

Ankush, who was heading home in Cuffe Parade after a late night party, was later released on bail, Gharad said.

The victim, Alauddin Imamuddin Haq, was admitted to the Bombay Hospital with serious injuries on his head and legs. Doctors said he was recovering "slowly".Haq works as a waiter in a south Mumbai food joint.

In the second mishap, 16-year-old college student Shifa Shaikh, was killed and three of her companions - Sania Deshmukh (17), Faizan Sayyed Sardar (19) and Mohsin Salim Shaikh (17) - injured after their Honda City hit a divider on Peddar Road at 1.30 am today.

"Faizan (who was driving the car) lost control over the vehicle while moving at a high speed following which it dashed into the divider and subsequently hit a wall and a parked Toyota car. They did not appear to be drunk," senior inspector Sanjay Diwadkar said.
Two pedestrians, Dinesh Jadhav and Vipul Dalal, were also injured, he said.

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