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Caught driving rashly, court orders teenager to regulate traffic with cops

Tarsem Singh Deogan , Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, June 18, 2014
First Published: 10:59 IST(18/6/2014) | Last Updated: 11:03 IST(18/6/2014)

Cracking the whip on rash drivers, a court ordered a 16-year-old boy to learn traffic rules and helping police in traffic regulation for 20 days, as punishment.

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The teenager, a resident of New Kundanpuri, was driving his Hyundai i20 on May 31, when he hit the twowheeler of sisters Malika and Bhoomika near Upkar Nagar Dussehra ground. The boy fled the scene while the girls suffered injuries. Their vehicle was also damaged.

Following a complaint from the father of the victims, Division Number 4 booked the teenager under section 279 (rash driving), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) on June 7.

The court did not pass a harsh judgment on the matter, since the accused is a minor and a school-going student. To complete his punishment, the boy has been helping cops manage traffic at Jagraon Bridge. After the boy completes his term, the police will send a report to the court.

Additional deputy commissioner of police Gurdeep Singh said the boy was regular for the past four days. He added that he was learning and helping traffic cops in traffic management.

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