Worli: Tech company CEO killed after car hits her at Worli in Mumbai | Bombay News
MUMBAI: A 42-year-old woman, who was jogging, died at the scene after a high-speed car hit her at the Worli Sea Face early Sunday morning.
According to police, the accident happened near Worli Milk Dairy around 6.30am.
The woman was identified as Rajalaxmi Ram Krishnan, a resident of Dadar Matunga area.
According to eyewitnesses, the impact of the accident was so severe that the woman was thrown several meters into the air and died from serious head injuries.
Rajalaxmi was the CEO of a technology company. She was a fitness freak and ran regularly. Rajalakshmi was part of the Shivaji Park jogging group and the group regularly jogs on Sundays.
Her husband, who is also a runner, had reached Shivaji Park when he received a call from the police and his wife’s colleague informing him that his wife had had an accident and asked him to come to Worli.
She was taken to nearby Podar Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Rajalaxmi was the CEO of a technology company.
Preeti Sompura, a journalist who witnessed the incident, said local people grabbed the driver and handed him over to Worli police.
The driver of the Tata Nexon electric car has been identified as Sumer Merchant (23), a resident of Tardeo. Sumer and his friend were heading to Shivaji Park to drop off their friend when the accident happened.
The shopkeeper who has been booked by Worli Police under various sections will be brought before the Holiday Court in Dadar.
Witnesses told police that the car was traveling at very high speed.
The police have not yet decided on the sections of the IPC and sent him for a medical examination to check whether he was under the influence of alcohol.
Sumer told police he lost control of the vehicle and hit the bulkhead before hitting the woman.
“We will strictly rely on eyewitness accounts, as well as CCTV footage and his blood samples have been collected and further investigations are ongoing,” a police officer said.