A 70 year old woman was knocked over and killed by producer-director Arbaaz Khan’s car which was temporarily being used by his brother Sohail Khan. The car was being driven by his driver Dhananjay Pimpale, who was not under the influence of alcohol, but has been arrested on charges of rash and negligent driving. No member of the Khan family was present inside the vehicle during the time of the accident.
“It was most unfortunate, the woman suddenly came in front of the vehicle and fell. The driver immediately applied the brakes and reported the matter to the police.” said Arbaaz’s father Salim Khan.
The incident occurred at around 11 PM on Sunday near St. Andrew’s Church when the vehicle was heading towards the Khan’s residence near Bandstand.
The driver of the car Dhananjay Pimpale, has been arrested on charges of rash and negligent driving and culpable homicide not amounting to murder. He will be presented before a local court later today.
Dhananjay was subjected to a medical test soon after the accident, but medical reports suggest that he was not intoxicated.
The woman has been identified as Chandra Bala. She was rushed to the Bhabha hospital by a police constable and some auto-rickshaw drivers but succumbed to her injuries soon after.
Salim Khan reprimanded the media, saying that instead of finding out the whereabouts of the woman and her family or survivors, the focus was more on the Khan family – on whether they were inside the vehicle and who owned the vehicle.
Arbaaz Khan is currently producing and directing his brother Salman Khan in the sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Dabangg.