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Bizarre twist in Mumbai pothole death, FIR filed against dead woman

CNN-IBN
Jul 22, 2013 at 12:26pm IST

Mumbai: There has been a bizarre twist in the death case of a 48-year-old woman in an accident while trying to avoid a pothole in Mumbai. The police have now now filed an FIR against the deceased and in its FIR the police have cited death due to negligence citing the fact that the woman was not wearing a helmet.

The 48-year-old woman died in Mumbai after falling from a two-wheeler while trying to avoid a pothole on a road in Vasai. The incident took place on Friday near the Vasai rail bridge. She succumbed to her injuries on Sunday. The woman who had her daughter pillion riding with her, died after suffering head injuries.

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This is the third death in Mumbai due to potholes. CNN-IBN had reported how even after spending crores for over five years on reconstruction of roads in Mumbai, potholes continue to trouble commuters in the financial city of the country.

Earlier this month, 28-year-old civil engineer Umesh, was killed when his two wheeler hit a six inch pothole on the Western Express Highway. Despite wearing a helmet, Umesh sustained injuries and was declared dead on arrival at hospital.

"We thought we should buy asphalt and go fill the potholes ourselves. My brother died, I don't want anybody else to meet the same fate," Umesh's brother Sujit Shinde said.

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