PIO hit-and-run killer arrested in India after five years of pleading guilty in Oz

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.

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.

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