A young man lost his life in a hit-and-run incident in the Civil Lines area of New Delhi on Tuesday.
The victim was 32-year-old marketing executive Sidharth Sharma. The driver of the car – a Mercedes – was a 17-year-old son of a businessman.
Of course, the police caught the boy but, according to reports, released him in just 7 hours because he is a juvenile. His father has only been issued a challan for letting an underage driver behind the wheels.
Here is a CCTV footage of the accident that killed Sharma. You’ll see how the Mercedes did not even bother to slow down at an intersection and crashed into Sharma, who was crossing the road.
You’ll be shocked to see how Sharma’s body flew into the air upon being hit, while his backpack remained on the exact spot of the impact.
Now is the time for some questions:
Why are laws so lax in this country that everyone finds them easily violable? What kind of people allow their under-aged children to drive on the roads, and why are they not punished for such manslaughters?
The charge of allowing a minor to drive is bailable. If found guilty for this charge, a person gets a maximum imprisonment of 3 months or Rs.500. That’s the maximum punishment.