Washington: An Indian national, who was convicted for 2008 hit-and-run case in Australia, has been arrested in his native country five years after pleading guilty to killing a Melbourne teen.
Puneet, who had a 100,000 dollars reward on his head, had skipped out on a sentence hearing for culpable driving in 2009, the Age reports.
According to the report, he appeared in a local court in India and was remanded in custody.
A 19-year old girl, Dean Hofstee, was killed and another 20-year old Clancy Coker was seriously injured in a fatal collision in Southbank on October 1, 2008, when the now 24-year old hospitality student over-sped.
The Victoria Police had recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.165 and Puneet was charged with culpable driving and negligently causing serious injury.
However, Puneet used a friend`s passport to fly back to India after entering the plea in 2009.