Chennai, Dec 22 (UNI) The hit and run case involving the minor son of an industrialist took a curious turn with the person, who surrendered before the court stating that he was behind the wheels on that day, being reported missing.
Police said Chandrakanth Sharma, working as a driver in the NEPC Group of Companies, had surrendered before a court two days after the December 13 incident, in which three people were killed, and obtained bail.
Police, however, found that the surrender was stage-managed by the company after the High Court, hearing an anticipatory bail plea, directed that the minor boy should surrender before the Juvenile ourt and get bail.
Subsequently, the boy, who fled to Lucknow, flew down to the city and surrendered before the Juvenile court and was later granted bail.
He also confessed to the police that he was behind the wheels of the Mercedes Benz when the accident took place.
As police started investigating, a special team went to the residence of Sharma, only to find him missing.
When they visited the NEPC office, authorities there said that he had not reported for duty for the last few days.
The company also said that the whereabouts of Sharma was not known.