The nephew of senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat was arrested on Tuesday and subsequently released on bail for allegedly knocking down a five-year-old girl with his car in suburban Goregaon.

Raunak Desai (19) was granted bail by a local court on a bond of Rs.25,000, the police said. The teenage son of former Congress corporator Sameer Desai allegedly ran over the minor, identified as Lado Gupta, last on Monday near Hypercity mall. She was crossing the road when she was hit, the police said. Following the accident, Raunak surrendered before the police.

A case has been registered against him under Section 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code. Meanwhile, preliminary report of the medical test conducted on Raunak says that he was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the mishap. — PTI