The vehicle was driven by Dhananjay Pimple (44), driver of Arbaaz's brother Sohail, who was taking a U-turn at B J Road Junction at 10.30 PM last night when the victim, Chandana Bala came under the wheels, police said.
Neither Sohail nor Arbaaz was present in the vehicle, police said, adding that the victim was a beggar living on the footpath in the locality.
Fearing trouble, Pimple ran away from the accident spot and surrendered before Bandra police station which placed him under arrest and produced him today before a court here which granted him bail on surety of Rs 10,000.
The offence is bailable and hence the driver got bail, police said adding that he was booked for offences under 304 A IPC (causing death by negligence), 279 IPC (rash driving) and 134 A of Motor Vehicles Act (abdicating responsibility to take victim to hospital).
Two eye witnesses, Rizwan Khan and Nizamuddin Choudhary, who saw the victim lying in an injured condition on the road, alerted police constable Sandeep Yadav of Khar police station who was passing by. The trio then took the lady to Bhabha hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, police said.
Both witnesses and constable then went to Bandra police station where they saw Pimple and identified him as the driver of the ill-fated vehicle.
Pimple was arrested and his blood sample was taken. Preliminary report indicated that he was not drunk at the time of mishap. However, the sample has been sent to forensic lab and the result is awaited, police said. (More)