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Father of physiotherapist who died in hit and run case, fights for justice

Updated: Apr 21st, 2024

A month ago, 21-year-old Vishwa Shah from Naranpura was declared brain dead following a  fatal accident on Mar 15.

The car driver, Dr James Joseph, was given immediate bail after a complaint was lodged.

“After completing the last rites, we went to the A Division police station and requested police inspector PB Zala to note the facts of the case where my daughter was dragged for 30 metres after the accident,” said the victim’s father.

“The onlookers asked the driver to stop the car, but he did not, being aware of the fact that he was dragging my daughter under his car,” he accused.

Vishwa’s father urged PI Zala to add Section 304 of the IPC (culpable homicide) against the car driver, Joseph.

However, PI Zala allegedly ignored his plea and rudely refused to add the section to the case.

The horrific accident involving physiotherapist Vishwa Shah took place near Keshavbaug in Shivranjani in Ahmedabad, where a car rammed into the woman’s scooter, dragging her for 30 metres.

Shah, a physiotherapy aspirant, was rushed to Zydus Cadila Hospital, where she slipped into a coma and was reported to have suffered multiple fractures. She succumbed to her injuries during the treatment on Mar 16.

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