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US woman gets 4 years jail for killing Indian

india Updated: Jul 08, 2008 09:11 IST

A US woman, whose car accidently ran over an Indian student last year, has been sentenced to four years in jail by an Ohio court.

The 27-year-old Hankinson crossed a red light, struck another car with her sports utility vehicle and spun up onto the sidewalk, pushing the victim into the Hocking River on June 30 last year, police said.

Abhishek Singh (22), who hailed from Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh in India, was a graduate student at Ohio University.

As part of her sentence, Hankinson has agreed to pay $15,465 in restitution to the deceased's family while walking across the bridge.

However, his body was found the next day in the Hocking River.

In a plea deal with prosecutors, she also has had driver's license suspended for eight years, besides admitting that she was drunk at the time of the incident.