Mumbai: A 22-year-old woman working with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), was killed after she was hit by an unknown vehicle in Goregaon East, police said on Saturday.
The tragedy unfolded on Wednesday night when Archana Pandya, an engineer with TCS and working at their Goregaon site, was hit by a speeding vehicle while she was crossing the highway near Vanrai area.
The victim kept lying on the road unattended for about half an hour after she was hit by the vehicle, police said.
“The woman, identified as Archana Pandya, was mowed down by an unknown vehicle and we are investigating the case,” a police official from Vanrai police station said.
The woman was crossing a road and was about to take an autorickshaw when the incident took place, he said.
“Though the police station was just 50 meters away from the place of incident, nobody brought it to the notice of the police and the golden hour in terms of medical treatment was missed,” he said.
As soon as police got the information, the girl was taken to a nearby hospital. “However, she was declared dead on arrival,” the officer said, adding, further investigation is on.
.Archana’s brother, Siddharth Pandya, told mid-day that the incident took place on the fourth day of Archana’s new job.
“She was very happy with the job. She came home daily by auto, but she never crossed the highway. Police say my sister crossed the road and the accident happened on the second lane of the highway. The accused should be punished. The incident occurred in front of the police station, but police don’t have any knowledge, which is shocking. Justice should be delivered,” he is quoted as saying by Mid-Day.
With inputs from PTI
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