Mercedes hit-and-runcase- Police: Juvenile a repeat offender, will ask JJB to try him as an adult

Meanwhile, a court Saturday remanded his father, who was arrested on charges of culpable homicide and abetment, to police custody for one day .

By: Express News Service | Delhi | Published:April 10, 2016 2:21 am
Mercedes hit-and-run case, Mercedes, hit-and-run case, Delhi teenager, Delhi teenager homicide, Siddharth Sharma The incident took place in Civil Lines Monday. Amit Mehra

Delhi Police is going to request the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) to try the juvenile — who allegedly mowed down a 35-year-old man in Civil Lines with his Mercedes Monday night — as an adult. The boy, who was apprehended Wednesday, has been found to be a repeat offender of rash and negligent driving.

Meanwhile, a court Saturday remanded his father, who was arrested on charges of culpable homicide and abetment, to police custody for one day .

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“The boy has also been booked under sections of culpable homicide, along with his father, and we will request the JJB for permission to try him as an adult while prosecuting him,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Madhur Verma.

Police have also recovered an identity card of Delhi University that allegedly belongs to the juvenile. In the ID card, the boy’s name has been changed but his address and father’s name remain the same, said sources. Police have also seized the juvenile’s passport.

There are several witnesses to the earlier traffic violations committed by the juvenile, said sources. Last year, he was challaned thrice — twice for overspeeding and once for parking in a wrong spot.

The case has been transferred to the district investigation unit.

On Friday, Delhi Police had 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.” Sharma, who lived near the accident site, was mowed down while crossing the road. The car was travelling at over 100 kmph, said police.

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