Panaji: A 36-year-old woman was killed in a head-on collision on the Ribandar-Old Goa bypass on Monday evening after the scooter she was riding collided with a water tanker that was proceeding to Panaji, Old Goa police said.

The accident occurred late in the evening as the victim, identified as Mahirunissha Bi Naik, was proceeding towards Old Goa. Naik, a resident of Bainguinim, died on the spot. Her body was moved to the Goa Medical College and hospital, Bambolim. Police have registered the accident and are investigating the case further. 

According to the sources, a 36-year-old, Maharunisa Bi Naik was on her way back home when the accident took place.

Meharunisa Bi Naik, a resident of Baiguinim, Old Goa had come down to Panaji due to some work, and after finishing her work she was on her way back to Old Goa. According to the police sources, it was late evening and the water tanker which was proceeding towards Panaji collided head-on with an oncoming scooter, on Raibandar – Old Goa bypass road.

According to the Old Goa Police, the Water Tanker bearing registration number GA 07 T 4528 collided with Active Scooter bearing registration number GA 07 V 0195. Due to the impact, Meharunisa got seriously injured and succumbed to her injuries on the spot. 

The sources also revealed that the deceased rider was not wearing a helmet when the accident took place. Whether the water tanker was driving in a rash manner is not yet verified, but the Old Goa police is doing the investigation in this case.

The body of the deceased Maharunisa has been sent the GMC (Goa Medical College) for the post mortem and reports are awaited. The Old Goa police have registered the case as accidental death and arrested the driver for driving in a rash and negligent manner thus causing the death. further investigation is in progress, said the sources.


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