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Kerala: 9-year-old’s Ferrari adventure drives father into police net

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Thiruvananthapuram, April 27, 2013
First Published: 17:05 IST(27/4/2013) | Last Updated: 00:29 IST(28/4/2013)

The Kerala police on Saturday booked the father of the nine-year-old boy, Mohamed Nisham, for encouraging his minor son to drive a Ferrari F 430 car in Thrissur last week. He was charged under juvenile justice and motor vehicles acts.

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The video footage of the kid’s experiment with the speed machine had gone viral on social media triggering a hot debate but the boy’s parents had defended the youngster saying it was a great feat.

The case has been registered for exposing young children to danger and encouraging them for under-age driving endangering their lives and that of others. He was also charged with MV Act for letting unlicenced boy drive a high-powered vehicle.

“We have questioned him and found that he encouraged his son’s under-age driving. We can’t encourage this. But no action has been taken against child since he’s a juvenile,” said Thrissur SP R K Jayaraj. However the father reacted angrily saying cops were unnecessarily harassing his family.

He was summoned by the police after the YouTube video triggered a debate among netizens.

Charged under section 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act if he’s found guilty he may get a jail term of six months, or fine or with both.

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