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.
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.