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Maha man run over by vehicle after his two-wheeler skids over

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

A man was today run over by an unidentified vehicle after he fell off his two-wheeler when it skidded on a pothole in in Maharashtra's district, police said.

Kalpesh Jadhav (26), a sand supplier, was on his way to the railway station at around 4am today when the incident happened, a said.

"He lost his balance and fell when the two-wheeler he was riding skidded over a pothole near An unidentified vehicle passing by crushed him under its wheels," the informed.

A case has been registered under section 304A of the Indian Penal Code and efforts were underway to identify the vehicle and its driver, he added.

Jadhav's is the fourth death caused by potholes in township since the monsoons began.

On July 11, a 45-year-old man died after he fell into a water-filled pothole and was run over by a truck on Haji Malang Road in

On July 8, a 43-year-old woman riding pillion on a motorcycle was killed on Haji Malang Road after she fell off the vehicle and came under the wheels of a bus.

The issue of pothole-riddled roads has been at the centre of an acrimonious debate between the government and the opposition parties with the latter claiming that the state government's contention of potholes having reduced on the roads was an erroneous one.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 16:45 IST