Negligent driving has been another growing concern in recent years. Breaking signals and not following traffic rules account for most negligent driving accidents. Most violators are two-wheeler riders. It is also noticed that these drivers don’t really care for the lives of others who are on their vehicles and the pedestrians passing by. If anyone raises an alarm against these riders, they start abusing in a filthy language which then leads into a serious argument. In a recent road rage that took place in Virar-Mumbai, a 14-year-old girl from Virar was allegedly assaulted with a sharp object by an unidentified biker on Tuesday after she objected to his rash riding. Read the complete report here.
According to a source, around 1.45pm, the Class X student, a resident of Virar (East), went out to meet a friend. She alighted from an auto rickshaw outside Makwana Complex on Veer Savarkar Road in Virar (East), where her friend was attending a tuition class. The friend had asked her to wait outside the complex. As she stood to wait, a biker in his 40s rode past her dangerously.
The teen who had not seen the biker approach, screamed out to teach the biker a lesson on how to ride safely. The biker reversed towards her and began to abuse her for standing along the roadside in the afternoon. As the two got into a heated argument, the unidentified biker pulled out a sharp object from his pocket and slashed her right arm and fled on his two- wheeler.
As the girl sustained four deep cuts on her arm, a passerby helped her to get to the hospital for medical aid. The girl has provided the accused description to the Police as he was not wearing a helmet. While the girl did not note down the registration number of the bike, she gave details such as its color and its make.
Virar police have booked the unidentified accused under Indian Penal Code sections 279 (rash driving), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult).