Hit and run case boy obtains bail

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Chennai, Dec 19 (UNI) A minor boy, son of an industrialist, who was behind the wheels of the Mercedez Benz that mowed down three people to death on December 13, today surrendered before the Juvenile Justice court and obtained bail as per the Madras High Court order.

When the parents of the boy preferred an anticipatory-bail petition, the High Court yesterday said the boy, being a minor, could surrender before the Juvenile court and get bail.

As per the High Court order, the Boy Achal Khemka, one of the scions of Khemka family, owner of the prestigious NEPC Group, surrendered before the Juvenile court this evening and was later released on bail.

On December 13 a Mercedes Benz, hit a two-wheeler in which a temple priest was riding and later ran over a group of labourers sleeping on a pavement, killing two people on the spot and injuring nine others.

Two days later, the temple priest succumbed to injuries at a hospital.

After confirming that the minor boy was driving the car on that day, a person, Chandrakanth Sharma, an employee of the company owned by the industrialist, had surrendered before Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court, stating that he was behind the wheels when the accident took place and was released on bail.

The boy, who was studying in Singapore, had come to the city on vacation and had reportedly fled to Lucknow after the incident.

After High Court gave the directive yesterday, he flew from Lucknow and surrendered before the Juvenile court.


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