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Mercedes hit-and-run: Class XII boy's bail plea rejected

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 April 2016, 17:30 IST

On 19 April, the Juvenile Justice Board rejected the bail plea of the class 12 student, accused of running over a 35-year-old while driving a Mercedes-Benz. The Board added that the juvenile was a repeat offender and also pointed out that parents gave him a car which endangered the lives of others, which was bad parenting.

The court had left the decision of granting bail to the boy, to the Juvenile Justice Board when he moved court with his plea. The boy was charged with culpable homicide in view of his past records of negligent driving. His father, who was arrested and charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, was released on bail.

The boy, who turned 18 four days after the accident, was celebrating with his friends, when he allegedly drove the vehicle at 80 km an hour, mowing down marketing executive Siddharth Sharma in the Civil Lines area.

First published: 19 April 2016, 17:30 IST