Justice? This is a Joke: Delhi Hit and Run Victim’s Sister

A Class 12 student, driving a Mercedes, ran over a pedestrian on Monday. The victim succumbed to injuries. 

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A class 12 student, with a group of six other friends, ran over and killed a man. (Photo: iStockPhoto)

A Class 12 student was driving a Mercedes that allegedly ran over a pedestrian on Monday night in Delhi’s Civil Lines area. The victim, Sidhartha Sharma, was a 32-year-old marketing consultant. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital he was taken to.

The accused was with a group of six other friends, celebrating the end of their exams. He was arrested under laws for underage offenders, and was later released on bail.

Right after the accident, the boy and his friends abandoned the vehicle.

Social activist, Neelam Katra comments on this and says the country has weak laws which need to be changed.

Running from the scene of crime should itself be a crime. We have become a heartless society. Today we need to change the law. (We have) very weak laws giving weak punishment to people who can manipulate the system in hundred ways.
Neelam Katra to ANI

Sidhartha Sharma’s sister, Shilpa Mittal spoke to ANI about the delay in the arrest.

If they want to arrest somebody, they should have arrested the same day. This is not justice, this is a joke.
Shilpa Mittal

Prem Ranjan Sharma, the victim’s father, said proper investigation of the case is yet to happen, and that the law is being manupilated by those in power.

Friends and family of the victim have organised a candlelight vigil to honour his memory and to demand justice.

(Photo: ANI screengrab)
(Photo: ANI screengrab)
Proper investigation has not taken place. I lost my only son because of somebody’s fancy. It’s a pity on the law, it’s a pity on the country. Let the action be taken against the father and the son. Law is being overshadowed by the powers
Prem Ranjan Sharma

The accused has been booked for a case of negligent driving amounting to murder. According to the police, the Mercedes-owner’s driver took responsibility for the accident. However, the confession was later retracted. The driver claimed to have made the confession under duress.

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