An elderly woman was crushed to death by a high-end car being allegedly driven by actor and filmmaker Sohail Khan's driver in suburban Bandra on late Sunday night, police said on Monday.
Preliminary reports suggested that the actor was not present in the car at the time of the accident. While four eyewitnesses said that the driver was alone in the car and Sohail Khan was not sitting in the car.
According to police, the Land Cruiser registration number - MH 06 W 540, allegedly being driven by Dhananjay Pimple mowed down the woman, identified as Chandan Bala, about 60-70 years of age, near St. Andrews Church.
The woman was rushed to Bhabha hospital where she was declared dead, police said, adding the driver was arrested on charges of rash driving and culpable homicide not amounting to murder and further probe was on.
The police said the statement of Arbaaz Khan, who is Bollywood star Salman Khan's younger brother, will be recorded as the car belongs to him. The police said the driver had confessed that he lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a turn and hit the elderly woman.
They said preliminary investigations showed the driver had not been drinking, but a medical report on his blood and urine samples is awaited.