Rahane’s father detained by police

Ajinkya Rahane’s father, Madhukar Baburao Rahane (54) has been booked for negligent driving and arrested by the police after his car rammed a woman.

Ajinkya Rahane’s father was driving to the coastal tourist village of Tarkarli in Maharashtra when the accident occured.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

In an unfortunate incident, a car in which Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane’s family was travelling knocked down an elderly woman in Kolhapur, causing her death.

Rahane’s father, Madhukar Baburao Rahane (54) has been booked for negligent driving and arrested by the police in this regard. The mishap occurred Friday morning in Kolhapur's Kagal Taluk, on the Pune-Bengaluru national highway (NH 4).

According to the police, the Rahane family was travelling to the coastal tourist village Tarkarli in their Hyundai i20 via Kolhapur when Madhukar Rahane, who was believed to be driving, hit a 67-year-old lady identified as Asha Kamble at high speed. "The deceased was apparently standing on the middle of the road when Mr. Rahane, unable to swerve the car on time, rammed into her," said a police officer.

The injured woman was rushed to a nearby hospital with the aid of several locals where she succumbed. A case was registered at the Kagal police station under sections 304 (a) [causing death by negligence], 289 (negligent conduct), 337, 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Motor Vehicles Act.

He was later granted bail by the local court.

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