Amongst all this, I have a question.
During the drive, didn't the driver feel the wobble before the tyre came out? I find it hard to believe that there was no wobble and the feel of it in the steering (as its a front driver side tyre...this should have been very prominent).
If at all it was a case of loose nuts, the driver would have come to know about the problem quite early. If he did and still ignored it, it is purely the driver's fault. (I am not trying to put anything in favor of M&M, I am in no way associated to them
If it did come off without any wobble, I am sure it wasn't the loose nuts, but some manufacturing defect/bad quality. In this case, there must surely be something which is broken, either the rim, the springs etc(for an axle it seems way too early to break), which would have exerted extra pressure on the wheel.
It would only be clear once we have some pics of the vehicle. Did the service guys not say anything about the problem ??
@Silverstreak : I feel sorry for your friend, I know it was a life endangering accident, I am sure the speed on which he was driving was very low, else only god knows the fate. Hope everything is well now.
Do you have any idea whether something broke or was it just the tyre ??