The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) has rejected the bail plea of a minor accused in the killing of 32-year-old marketing consultant Sidharth Sharma in north Delhi’s Civil Lines area, in a hit-and-run case.
The accused, who turned 18 four days after the accident, was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Reports suggest that JJB said that the class XII student was a repeat offender.
The victim’s sister, Shilpa Mittal, reacted positive to the development saying she is happy that the accused’s bail is rejected and the case should be a lesson for all parents.
The accused’s father, Manoj Aggarwal was granted bail on April 10, two days after his arrest, on personal bail bond of Rs 1 lakh.
Police had apprehended the minor offender on April 5, a day after he killed Sidhharth Sharma by hitting him with his Mercedes car.
The minor was then freed on bail as he was only booked under section 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.
Following an uproar that police officers had gone soft on the accused, the police took a U-turn.
Police had earlier informed court that a CCTV footage clearly showed that the minor offender was driving his car in extremely fast speed in a residential area.
The teen was on a night out with six friends when the incident took place.