A dump truck mows down a couple leaving for a TV series shoot | Bombay News

Mumbai: A couple, working for a TV production house, died on Wednesday afternoon after a speeding dump truck rammed their motorbike from behind, crushing them under the front wheel.

The incident happened near Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the afternoon.

The deceased, identified as Nazir Shah (39) and his wife Chaaya Khillari (38), were on their way to Mira Road to film a TV series when the incident occurred. They stayed in Andheri East and worked for a TV production house, where Shah was in the creative department and Khillari worked as a makeup artist.

Anil Ahwad, senior police inspector at Kasturba Marg police station, said they found out if the truck driver overtook the motorbike or lost control of the vehicle due to potholes in the road and crashed. was crushed on the bike.

Both men were rushed to Shatabdi Hospital after the incident, where they were pronounced dead on arrival. The driver of the dumper Salim Shaikh was arrested by the police.

Shah’s brother Nawab, who was in hospital, said Shah and Khillari had been married for seven years and had a six-year-old son. “We have not yet informed the child of the death of his parents. We are at a loss for words,” Nawab said.

Previously, the couple lived in Mira Road and recently moved to Andheri and visited their filming locations daily.

“We have not yet found any eyewitnesses to the incident and therefore; we have yet to determine the exact cause of the accident and the sequence of events. We need to look at CCTV cameras and look for witnesses and interview the sheikh to find out if he lost control of the vehicle due to potholes,” said Vishal Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Area 11) .

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