Caught on CCTV: 7-year-old boy dies after being dragged by car in Pune

A 7-year-old boy was killed after he was dragged by car for 700-800 metres in Pune. The car had rammed into a scooter on which the boy and his mother were on.

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The police have detained the car driver Rahul Tapkir who was drunk at the time of the accident | Photo: India Today

A seven-year-old boy was killed in an accident in Pune on Thursday after a speeding car allegedly ran over a scooter that he and his mother were travelling on.

The car hit them with great force, causing severe injuries to the mother and dragging the boy for a distance of 700 to 800 meters, the police said.

A CCTV video showed how the car eventually stopped, prompting people to rush towards the car to help the victims.


The driver, Rahul Tapkir, was drunk at the time of the accident, said the police. He rammed into the boy and his mother while they were on their scooter.

Both of them were rushed to the hospital. However, the boy succumbed to his injuries. The mother has sustained serious injuries and is currently receiving medical treatment.

The police have detained Rahul Tapkir, 40, as the prime suspect in this case.

A senior police officer said that the woman and her child were struck from behind by the car at Pune's Charoli Phata.

The force of the impact caused the child to go under the vehicle, resulting in the dragging incident, he added.

The police are currently investigating the matter.

(Inputs by Shrikrishna Panchal)
Edited By:
Aditi Sharma
Published On:
Aug 12, 2023