Wrongly parked trailer claims woman’s life


A wrong halt by an inter-state trailer truck led to the death of a woman travelling in a jeep at Khandepar in Ponda on Sunday morning.
The woman died on-the-spot after a corner of the metallic boxes in the trailer twisted her jaws fatally.
The deceased, Varsha Vinod Mayekar, 32, of Nanus-Valpoi was a fish vendor. Mayekar along with fish vendors Rohini Naik, 34, and Shashikant Gaude, 43, and two others were on their way to Margao.
Rohini Naik and the jeep driver Prakash Naik, 36, also a resident of Valpoi, have been discharged after receiving medical aid while Shashikant Gaude has been admitted to GMC for treatment.
Police said a Gujarat-registered 18-wheeler trailer which was on its way to Mormugao halted at Khandepar at around 3.30am without showing any indicator light or any other signal of halting.
The trailer was carrying metallic boxes which were bigger than the actual size of the trailer's carrier. On both sides the boxes were occupying a space of two meters outside the carrier.
The jeep driver could not see the protruding boxes in the dark and dashed against it. The impact of the mishap was such that the corner of a box dashed against the face of the victim and she succumbed to her injuries, police said.
Police arrested the trailer driver, Mohanlal Saini, 40, a resident of Rajasthan under Sections 279, 337, 338 and 304-A of IPC.
Ponda PSI Mohan Gaude is investigating the case. [TOI]