Mercedes Hit-And-Run Case: Accused Teen Sent To 2-Day Police Custody

| } April 11 , 2016 , 16:40 IST
speeding mercThe teenage juvenile accused of the ghastly hit and run case on Monday was sent to two-day police custody. The 17-year-old boy who allegedly knocked dead a man with his father’s Mercedes in Civil Lines, Delhi was charged with culpable homicide considering his past record of negligent driving, police said. “On examination of CCTV footage, the possibility of knowledge to the accused juvenile offender that his extremely fast driving in a residential area can cause a death cannot be ruled out,” DCP (North) Madhur Verma said. ALSO READ: Mercedes Hit-And-Run: Driver Slapped With Five Challans In Eight Months “Further, during investigation it emerged that it was not the first offence of rash and negligent driving by this accused juvenile. In the past too he was found driving in a rash and negligent way, thereby causing a road accident with another vehicle,” he said. Last year, the minor was also challaned thrice — for over-speeding in April and June and wrong parking in February. The accused juvenile was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board on Monday. The police on Sunday also arrested the man who claimed to be the actual driver of the Mercedes at the time of incident but did a volte-face after he got to know that victim Siddharth Sharma was dead. The driver and the boy's father, who was arrested on Friday, was on Sunday produced before a city court and they were granted bail. The driver was arrested for the offence under section 203 (giving false information respecting an offence committed) of the IPC. ALSO READ: Mercedes Hit-And-Run Case: Accused Teenager Charged With Culpable Homicide Meanwhile, the police said that the juvenile, who turned 18 years old day two days ago, along with his lawyers came to the court to surrender and his advocates moved a bail plea. The police said that the court refused to grant him bail on the ground that it was a matter of the juvenile justice board (JJB). The incident took place on April 4 when 32-year-old marketing executive Siddharth Sharma was trying to cross a road near Ludlow Castle School and the speeding Mercedes hit him. A case under IPC sections 304 A (causing death by rash or negligent act), 279 (driving on a public way so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life) and 337 (causing hurt by an act which endangers human life) was lodged. The boy was apprehended the next day and was released on bail as per legal provisions. (With agencies input)