Singer Aditya Narayan was on Monday arrested by the Mumbai Police for allegedly hitting an autorickshaw. The accident resulted in the injury of a woman passenger and an autorickshaw driver, who is a senior citizen. A police officer from the Versova police station said that Narayan was released on bail later.
The incident occurred around 12:30 pm when Aditya was trying to take a U-turn in his Mercedes Benz and reportedly failed to judge traffic. The accident happened in front of the Indralok building in Andheri (West). Aditya suffered a minor hand injury.
An officer from the police station told media outlets that Narayan hit the auto from the back side with his car. “He misjudged while taking a U-turn and hit the auto-rickshaw from behind with his car, injuring the driver and a woman passenger,” said the officer.
Another officer said that the auto driver, Rajkumar Palekar (64), and the passenger Surekha Shivekar, were reportedly taken to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital by Narayan himself. An officer involved with the case said that prima facie it did not look like a drunk driving case, but the police are waiting for the medical reports.
The officer also added that the injuries were serious and the victims are being treated at the hospital. “Narayan did not try to escape from the spot and took the injured to the hospital. The driver has suffered head injuries and the passenger has also received injuries. Whether the injuries are life-threatening or not, I will not comment on that as the doctors are treating them,” added the officer.