Mumbai, July 2: A 70-year-old woman was killed when she was knocked down by a Land Cruiser owned Bollywood filmmaker Arbaaz Khan, police here said Monday.
The incident occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday near St. Andrew’s Church when the vehicle was headed towards the home of the Khans at Bandstand.
The car was being driven by Dhananjay Pimpale, the driver, who has been arrested on charges of rash and negligent driving and culpable homicide not amounting to murder. He will be presented before a local court later Monday.
Pimpale was subjected to a medical test shortly after the incident and was not under intoxication, preliminary information indicated.
The woman has been identified as Chandra Bala, police said. She was rushed to the Bhabha hospital by a police constable and some autorickshaw drivers in the vicinity but succumbed to her injuries.
At the time of the incident, no members of the Khan family were present in the vehicle, police said. The high-profile Khan family is headed by scriptwriter Salim. Arbaaz, who produced the hit “Dabangg”, has two brothers – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and filmmaker Sohail Khan.