Ganguly - June 1, 2006
A BPO driver's odd working hours
took a toll on a pedestrian, who
was crushed under the wheels of
a Tata Sumo yesterday morning.
Mastak Ram Vishwakarma (32) knocked
down Dhansinh Sonar (55) on Mamlatdarwadi
Road in Malad (W) at 6.15 am. Vishwakarma
was driving a number of employees
of IBM Daksh, a Malad BPO, home
when the accident occurred.
The deceased was on his way back
from a milk depot when the speeding
vehicle struck him down. Sonar is
survived by wife Rambha and seven
children. His youngest chid Pradeep
his just eight years old.
Eyewitness Sahid Bashir Korje,
owner of Aadarsh Milk Dairy from
where Sonar fetched milk, said,
"He had hardly taken five steps
from our dairy when the Tata Sumo
rammed into him. Sonar was dead
Sonar, a native of Nepal, was employed
as a watchman in a residential colony
"He woke me up around 6 am
before leaving. At 6.20 am, a person
came running, inquiring about a
Nepali family. He told me about
the accident," said Rambha.
The driver, booked for rash driving
amounting to death, will be produced
in the court today. Investigating
officers claim Mastak could have
been sleepy, considering the odd
duty hours he kept.