Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry, who died in a automotive accident on Sunday, was not sporting a seat belt, early investigations reveal in response to police sources.
It seems that the driving force misplaced management of the automotive, which was rushing, and this led to the accident, they added.
Cyrus Mistry was travelling from Gujarat’s Udwada to Mumbai together with Jehangir Pandole, Anahita Pandole and Darius Pandole, when the accident befell at round 2.30 pm on Sunday. Anahita Pandole, a Mumbai-based gynecologist, was driving the automotive, a Mercedes.
Jehangir Pandole, who was sitting subsequent to Mr Mistry within the again seat, additionally died within the accident, whereas Anahita Pandole and her husband Darius Pandole have been critically injured.
The curtain airbags didn’t open for Cyrus Mistry and Jahangir Pandole as a result of they each weren’t sporting the seat belts, officers stated.
The automotive tried to overhaul one other car from the incorrect aspect when it hit a highway divider on a bridge over the Surya river at Charoti Naka, police had stated yesterday.
The police are analysing the footage captured by the CCTV cameras close to the spot and the automotive is being investigated to determine if it had any mechanical points. They’re additionally making an attempt to retrieve knowledge from a chip assembled within the car – much like a black field, officers stated.
The forensic group have additionally collected samples from the accident web site.
Cyrus Mistry, who was the sixth chairman of Tata Sons, was ousted from the place in October 2016. He had taken over because the chairman in December 2012 after Ratan Tata introduced his retirement. He’s survived by his spouse Rohiqa and their two sons.
Darius Pandole, a former impartial director in Tata group of corporations, had opposed the elimination of Mr Mistry as the corporate’s chairman. He additionally left the Tata group together with Mr Mistry. Jehangir Pandole was Darius Pandole’s brother.