Bail Granted to Teenage Driver in Mercedes Hit and Run Case

The teenage driver in the Mercedes hit-and-run-case in Civil Lines, Delhi, has been granted bail.

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The 17-year-old, driving his father’s car, ran over Sidharth Sharma, a 32-year-old marketing consultant, who was killed. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

The teenage driver in the Mercedes hit-and-run-case in Civil Lines, Delhi, has been granted bail by the Juvenile Justice Board. The 17-year-old, driving his father’s car, ran over Sidharth Sharma, a 32-year-old marketing consultant, who was killed.

On 19 April, the Juvenile Justice Board had denied bail to the minor. The board observed that he was a repeat offender, who had been fined four times on earlier occasions for his rash driving, and blamed his parents for allowing him to drive at such an age.

Sources privy to the proceedings said the board pulled up the parents of the boy, who has just turned 18, saying they had promoted his habit of driving even when he was minor.

The juvenile driver was arrested on 5 April, a day after the incident.

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 police booked the juvenile for the alleged offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and he was sent to a reform home.

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