3 women killed in Pune hit-and-run accident

Pune: Three women, all senior citizens, were killed early on Wednesday in a hit-and-run accident while they out on a morning stroll, a police officer said.

The incident occurred near Udapur village on a state highway route Ahmednagar-Kalyan Road around 5.45 a.m. Traffic was sparse at that hour on the otherwise usually busy road, said Otur police official Vikas Gosavi.

Those killed were 60-year-old Meera S. Dhamale, who is the mother of Pune Zilla Parishad member Mohit Dhamale, along with her relative Kamala M. Dhamale, 65, and their friend Saguna B. Gaykar, 70.

“The three were returning home. They were killed instantly,” Gosavi told IANS.

“On the basis of CCTV footage, we have identified two suspect vehicles which were seen on the road at that time, said Gosavi.

Witnesses said the bodies were flung off the road due to the impact.

A pall of gloom has descended upon Udapur.