Delhi Mercedes hit-and-run case: Juvenile driver gets bail

New Delhi: A class 12 student who is accused of killing while driving his father's Mercedes at high speed in Delhi recently, was granted bail on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2016, 16:55 PM IST
Delhi Mercedes hit-and-run case: Juvenile driver gets bail

New Delhi: A class 12 student who is accused of killing a person while driving his father's Mercedes at high speed in Delhi recently, was granted bail by the Juvenile Justice Board on Tuesday.

The accused, who was a juvenile at the time of the accident, was allegedly driving at a speed of 80 km-ph when his car hit Siddharth Sharma in Delhi's Civil Lines area on April 4.

He surrendered on April 10 and was sent to a Juvenile Justice Home. His father was also taken into judicial custody but granted bail later.

The boy's father was arrested under section 304 (abetting the crime of culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of IPC for letting his minor son to drive even after knowing that he had caused an accident earlier.

Police had apprehended the minor accused on April 5, a day after he killed Sidhharth Sharma by hitting him with his Mercedes car the previous night when the victim was crossing a road  after buying eatables.

He was then freed on bail as he was only booked under section 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.

Police had earlier told the court that CCTV footage showed that the minor offender was driving the car way above the permissible speed limit in a residential area.