19-year-old biker sent to jail for death of 75-year-old in road accident

A biker was sent to jail for culpable homicide (not amounting to murder) of a pedestrian who died after the biker hit him while driving.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  15 March 2021 2:59 PM GMT
19-year-old biker sent to jail for death of 75-year-old in road accident

Hyderabad: A biker was sent to jail for culpable homicide (not amounting to murder) of a pedestrian who died after the biker hit him while driving.

The accident occurred at Nagulamma Temple at NH-65 in Ramachnderpura on 8 March. Ramesh Kumar (19), who worked in a steel shop, drove the bike in a reckless manner and collided with a 75-year-old priest when he was crossing the road.

The accused left the victim at the spot without informing the police or calling an ambulance and returned to the steel shop. The injured was taken to the Osmania Hospital where he died undergoing treatment on 10 March.

The police said that the custodian of the bike, Nula Ram, allowed Ramesh to drive the bike knowing that the latter doesn't have a driving license.

On 13 March, Ramesh was arrested and produced before the court for judicial custody. The police said Ramesh should have helped the injured pedestrian by taking him to the nearest hospital or calling the police or an ambulance. Instead, he had fled from the spot which was recorded on a CCTV camera.

As per Section 134 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, it is the duty of the driver and the owner to help the injured person, failing which they will be liable for action U/s 187 of the MV Act, 1988.


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