A day after HT reported that Suraj Sehrawat — the main accused in the BMW hit-and-run case — does not hold a driving licence, denizens expressed their disbelief and shock over the revelation.
On May 5, a speeding BMW — allegedly being driven by Suraj — rammed into an Indigo car, killing a pregnant woman and a cab operator on the spot.
While Kshama Chopra lost her life, her parents and husband were critically injured in the mishap — her mother is still in coma.
The incident outraged the nation and sparked pleas for the immediate arrest of the accused.
While the police have taken an unusually long time in filing the chargesheet, it has now been revealed that Suraj — a Delhi University student — does not even holds a driving licence. What more, he may even get away with a meager fine amount of R500. It's worth noting that Suraj's father is an influential transporter with a fleet of over 1,000 cars.
“The address on his car RC is of some remote village so that no one can find him if anything goes wrong,” said Rakesh Chopra, brother of Kshama.
Thanks to weak laws in the country, most accused in accident cases get light punishment or are rarely punished.
Further, what is really disturbing in this case is that the victim family is struggling to make ends meet. All the members have quit their respective jobs and are living with a shared hope of getting justice. The family has shelled out a huge amount of money on the treatment of Kshama's mother — who is in coma.
“My mother does not know about Kshama yet. The day she would open her eyes, her first question would be about her. My family is going through hell" adds Rakesh.