The teenager who was allegedly behind the wheels of a Mercedes that killed marketing executive Sidharth Sharma in Delhi’s Civil Lines on April 4, is a repeat offender, claimed a senior police officer.
While investigating the case, they got to know that the class 12 student is a repeat offender. In March, he was fined for dangerous driving, said Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (North).
According to the police statement released on Friday revelead that this was not the first time, even in the past, he has been caught driving rash and had an accident with another vehicle.
Early this year, on January 23 the car was stopped by policemen for speeding near Kamla Nehru ridge. Also, on December 31, it was stopped at 9:26 pm for negligent driving.
Delhi Police on Friday arrested the Mercedes car owner on charges of abetting culpable homicide not amounting to murder. He will be produced before a court today.
Meanwhile, the victim Sidharth Sharma’s sister met Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma, who assured her that strict action will be taken against the accused persons and later changed the investigating officer of the case.
The investigators are also probing whether the Mercedes owner tried to mislead police as after the incident, a man who claimed to be his driver approached police and said he was behind the wheels when the incident took place.