Former head of Intel India dies in Navi Mumbai after speeding car hits him while cycling.

Avtar Saini, the former country head of Intel India, tragically lost his life when a speeding taxi hit him while he was cycling in Navi Mumbai.

Police reported that Avtar Saini, former head of Intel India, was fatally struck by a speeding taxi while cycling in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The incident occurred around 5:50 am on Wednesday as Saini, 68, was riding with other cyclists on Palm Beach Road in the Nerul area.

The cab, traveling at high speed, collided with Saini’s bicycle from behind. Subsequently, the driver attempted to flee the scene, while the bicycle’s frame got lodged under the front wheels of the cab.


Avtar Saini

Saini sustained injuries, and his fellow cyclists rushed him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival, as per the official.

A resident of suburban Chembur, Saini was known for his contributions to the development of Intel’s 386 and 486 microprocessors, and he later led the design of the Pentium processor.

The police have filed an FIR against the cab driver under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by rash or negligent act endangering human life), and 304-A (causing death by rash or negligent act). Additionally, provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act apply.

The accused remains unarrested, stated an official from the NRI police station.

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