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Update: Housing.com employee dies in car crash, co-founder Advitya Sharma & two others involved


Update: A spokesperson for Housing.com confirmed to MediaNama that Nilesh Wani has succumbed to his injuries. They added that Wani died on Tuesday night at Fortis Hospital, Mulund Mumbai due to the head injury sustained during the car crash on Friday night. Our condolences.

Earlier: Bad news for real estate portal Housing.com. Siddarth Bhandari, senior manager for business strategy and engagement for the website has died in a car crash, reports Mumbai Mirror. The publication adds that Nilesh Wani suffered injuries to his head, hand and leg and is currently undergoing treatment at Fortis Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai. Co-founders Advitya Sharma and Kamlesh Mohpal, who were sitting in the front seats, escaped unhurt.

The accident took place around 2 am on Friday when the four were returning to their homes after dropping a female colleague at her home in Mulund. Sharma was arrested by the Mulund police on charges of rash driving and causing death due to negligence. He was later released on bail. Charges against Sharma include IPC Sections 304-a (causing death due to negligence), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way).

Mohpal in a police statement said that the mishap occurred when the car jumped a speed breaker on LBS Marg which Sharma did not notice.  The police also added that they have taken a blood sample from Sharma to check whether he was drunk at the time of the incident.

We will update on further developments.

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