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Chargesheet in Mercedes hit-and-run on Thursday, cops prepare ‘watertight’ case

Delhi Police will on Thursday file its chargesheet in the Mercedes hit-and-run case, in which a management student was crushed by a teenager driving his father’s car.

delhi Updated: May 25, 2016 22:37 IST
Prawesh Lama
Mercedes hit-and-run case
The Mercedes car that ran over Siddharth Sharma on April 4 night. The teenager, who was five days short of turning 18 at the time of the incident, will be chargesheeted for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. (Hindustan Times file photo)

Delhi Police will on Thursday file its chargesheet in the Mercedes hit-and-run case, in which a management student was crushed by a teenager driving his father’s car.

The teenager, who was five days short of turning 18 at the time of the incident, will be chargesheeted for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Police sources said they will file a separate chargesheet against his father within this week.

On April 4, 32-year-old management student, Siddharth Sharma, was crushed under the Mercedes car while he was on his way to his elder sister’s house in Civil Lines. Following widespread public outrage and protests by victim’s family, the teenager who was granted bail was held again and booked under stringent sections.

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The most important evidence, police have included in the chargesheet, is the statement of the six boys who were with the teenage driver on the night of the incident. Sources said the six have given their statements before a metropolitan magistrate under 164 CRPC. Their statements are admissible as evidence in the court.

Sources said all the six have confirmed that they had stopped the teenager from rash driving. The six confirmed that he was the driver that night.

Read: Mercedes hit-and-run case: Minor can be bailed without plea, says court

Police have taken the statement of two other bikers who were eyewitnesses to the incident. A report from a motor vehicle expert and Mercedes company about the fitness of the car has been attached.

Police sources said this is done to ensure the teenager does not claim that there was a fault in the car.

“We have eyewitnesses who confirmed the car was at a very high speed. The CCTV footage has captured the accident. Apart from that we will get a FSL report about the speed of the car. We have a watertight case against the teenager,” said a senior officer.

Apart from this, police have statement of the driver whose car was hit by the teenager a month before Sharma was killed. To substantiate charges of culpable homicide, police have attached traffic police challan receipts in the months leading to the accident. The teenage driver had earlier been pulled up for speeding.

The chargesheet will be submitted before the Juvenile Justice Board on Wednesday.