Delhi-Mercedes hit-n-run: Court rejects bail plea of juvenile
The Juvenile Board has rejected the bail plea of teenager who had allegedly run over a 32-year-old man with his father’s Mercedes.
The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) said that the teenager is a repeat offender and blamed ‘bad parenting’ for his actions.
The accused was allegedly driving at a speed of over 100 kmph when he ran over marketing consultant Siddharth Sharma in New Delhi’s Civil Lines area on April 4. CCTV footage of the incident showed that the driver did not attempt to stop or avoid hitting the pedestrian.
On Sunday night, the Class 12 student was produced before the JJB after police charged him with culpable homicide for being a repeat offender of rash and negligent driving. Prior to the hit-and-run case, the accused had rammed his car into a fruit vendor’s shop last year. At the time, police had let him go with a warning.
Earlier, the police had also arrested the man who claimed to be the driver of the Mercedes. He later retracted his statement after learning that the victim had died. He is charged with providing false information.
The juvenile’s father has been charged with abetment to culpable homicide not amounting to murder.