Actor Vikram Chatterjee Arrested Over Model-Anchor Sonika’s Murder

After Sonika’s death, Vikram Chatterjee was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

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Sonika Chauhan and Vikram Chatterjee. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)  

Bengali TV actor Vikram Chatterjee was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder in May for the death of model-anchor Sonika Singh Chauhan in a car accident on 29 April was arrested on Friday. He will be produced in court later during the day.

Chauhan was killed while Chatterjee was injured when the SUV they were traveling in met with an accident in south Kolkata.

The SUV mounted a pavement while trying to avoid an approaching car from a nearby lane and partially tilted on one side around 4:30 am near Rashbehari Avenue crossing, according to police.

Chatterjee and Chauhan, who were on the driver’s seat and front seat respectively, were brought out from the mangled car by locals and rushed to a private hospital, police said.

While Chauhan was declared dead, Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital, police said.

Chatterjee, whose last film Khoj (The Lost) had been screened in several film festivals, had also acted in Elar Char Adhyay and Ami Ar Amar Girlfriends.

Earlier, he was also charged for causing death by rash and negligent driving, which carries a maximum jail term of two years. The charge carries a maximum jail term of 10 years.

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