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Sonika Chauhan car crash death: Actor Vikram Chatterjee arrested in Kolkata

Model and TV anchor Sonika Chauhan has died in a car accident in Kolkata while actor Vikram Chatterjee, who was travelling with her, has been injured.

tv Updated: Jul 07, 2017 11:54 IST
Avijit Ghosal
Avijit Ghosal
Hindustan Times, Kolkata
Sonika Chauhan,Model killed in car crash,Vikram Chatterjee
Sonika was a known name in the modelling circuit of the country.(Twitter/Sonika Chauhan)

Police arrested actor Vikram Chatterjee (29) in connection with the death of model and TV anchor Sonika Chauhan in an April car crash in Kolkata.

Chatterjee was earlier charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder which is a non-bailable section (304) of the IPC. He was also charged with dangerous driving.

According to police sources, he was arrested late on Thursday night by officers of Tollygunge police station near Acropolis Mall in Kasba. The actor was missing for several days before his arrest.

Chatterjee will be produced in Alipore court on Friday.

The accident happened around 3:30am on April 29 when Vikram and Sonika were returning from a late night party. The car veered out of control, and hit a pavement. Sonika (27) was rushed to a hospital about six km away where she was declared dead.

Vikram was summoned to Tollygunge police station and questioned a few times earlier.

The Bengali TV serial and film industry was split over the incident, with a number of people questioning the apparently callous attitude of the police towards the investigation.

The actor’s blood samples were taken nine days after the incident and many questioned whether it would reveal anything at all.

First Published: Jul 07, 2017 07:11 IST