NEW DELHI: 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.
FRIENDS TURN APPROVER
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.
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.
NO NEED FOR BAIL PLEA
Meanwhile, a Delhi court has said while upholding the bail granted to the juvenile accused that no bail application is required for release of a minor offender and it is the Juvenile Justice Board’s discretion to decide how long the child has to be kept in the reform home.