A high-profile corporate lawyer, Janhavi Gadkar, who was driving an Audi Q3 in an inebriated state in Mumbai, slammed it into a taxi, killing two and injuring four, reports Hindustan Times
Gadkar, who escaped with a few bruises as her car’s airbag deployed, was driving on the wrong side of the Eastern Freeway. The 35-year-old vice-president of the legal team with Reliance Industries Limited was on her way home when the accident happened.
Two of the five people travelling in the taxi, Mohd Salim Saboowala, 50, and Mohd Hussain Sayaed, 57, who was driving, were killed. The family was returning from dinner after celebrating the 90% secured by the 16-year-old son Noman in the SSC examination.
Police officials confirmed Gadkar was drunk at the time of the accident. They said a test had confirmed the presence of alcohol in her blood. She was charged with rash driving and culpable homicide, not amounting to murder and sent to police custody.
The impact of the crash was so severe that it instantly killed two people in the taxi. Imran Modi, a relative of one of the people killed told NDTV:
“Yesterday, we were celebrating the board exam results of a member of the family. Today we are in grief due to someone else’s recklessness.”