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Indian-origin man charged with murder appears in Oz court

PTI  Melbourne, March 02, 2014
First Published: 16:08 IST(2/3/2014) | Last Updated: 16:12 IST(2/3/2014)

An Indian-origin man, charged with the murder of four persons in a road accident, appeared in an Australian court today and surrendered his passport. Jobandeep Gill, a 27-year-old sub-contractor for a trucking company in Melbourne, was accused of killing four persons when the truck he was driving crashed into the car.

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Gill's defence counsel made no application for bail during his brief appearance in Melbourne magistrates court, The Age reported.

Lawyer Abdullah Altintop told the court that Gill, who appeared in court with a bandage on his wrist, had voluntarily surrendered his passport.

Altintop said Gill could seek bail later this week.

The charges against Gill allege that he drove in a dangerous manner in public which caused four deaths.

On Friday, Gill was charged while admitted in hospital with four counts of culpable driving causing death, four counts of dangerous driving causing death, one count of reckless conduct endangering life and one count of failing to stop at a stop sign.

Magistrate Alan Spillane adjourned the case until March 6.

A man, 37, a woman, 33, and two children were killed in the fatal collision. A nine-year-old boy was the sole survivor of the crash.

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