A 23-year old bride from Bhosari wanted to make her marriage memorable. The bride Subhangi Shantaram Jarande decided to ride on the Mahindra Scorpio’s bonnet to reach her marriage hall. The police have now registered an FIR against the bride and her family.
Head Constable SL Nevse registered a complaint at Loni Kalbhor police station under the Pune City police. The cops have filed an FIR against Shubhangi, Ganesh Shyamrao Lawande from Bhosari, Tukaram Saudagar Shedge of Walhekarwadi, Akurdi and several other people who were travelling in the vehicle to the wedding.
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According to the police, the incident took place at around 10:30 AM yesterday. Shubhangi jumped on the bonnet of the Scorpio around the Dive Ghar area. The ceremony was happening at Siddheswar Marriage Hall near Saswad. Shubhangi was on the vehicle and Lawande was driving the Scorpio. Shedge, who has also been named was on the motorcycle and was recording the video of the incident.
The video became viral on the Internet and that is when the police took note of the incident and swung into action.
Rajendra Mokashi, Senior Police Inspector, in-charge of Loni Kalbhor police station said to Punekarnews,
“We have booked the accused persons for offences under sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread the infection of any disease), 188 (disobedience of law duly promulgated by public servant), 279 (rash driving or riding), 107 (abetment), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act, Maharashtra COVID Rules 2020 and Motor Vehicles Act”,
The police have not arrested anyone yet. However, based on the complaint and the FIR, the cops will soon take strict action.
Sat without any safety
The bride Shubhangi sat on the bonnet that was decorated with garland. She was not holding onto anything while sitting and it could have been disastrous. The incident happened on public roads and the video shows vehicles passing the vehicle at a high speed. Any wrong move could have injured the bride.
Even the cameraman was sitting facing the rear on the motorcycle. He holds a big video camera to shoot the bride but even this is quite dangerous. All this happened when the whole family sat inside the vehicle.
Doing such stunts on public roads is very dangerous and can result in high-impact accidents. Sitting outside the vehicle without a safety harness is one of the most dangerous things to do. Some time ago, a video of an accident became viral where several students fell down from the top of the bus after the drive applied the brakes suddenly.
While the driver of the Scorpio might be taking all the precautions to drive carefully, the public roads are unpredictable and anything can happen in a flash.