Bail plea of ‘repeat offender’ Class 12 student rejected in Mercedes hit-and-run case

New Delhi : The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of the minor, who allegedly mowed down a 34-year-old with his Mercedes Benz, stating that the accused juvenile is a ‘repeat offender’, who has been penalised before for breaking traffic rules.

The board also reprimanded the parents for giving the juvenile the car, saying that their ‘bad parenting’ had endangered lives of the people.

The Class 12 student surrendered to the police on Sunday after which he was sent to a juvenile justice home.

The teen, who turned 18 years old four days after the accident, was said to be going at speed of 80 km an hour when he hit marketing consultant Siddharth Sharma near Ludlow Castle School in North Delhi’s posh Civil Lines area.

The Delhi Police had last week slapped graver charges – culpable homicide – on the juvenile driver after learning that he was a repeated offender and had also arrested his father for abetting the crime.

The boy’s father, who has been charged with abetment to culpable homicide not amounting to murder, was later granted bail and released on a personal bail bond of Rs. one lakh.

A case of rash driving and causing death by negligence has been registered at the Civil Lines Police Station.

The Class 12 student, who was allegedly driving the Mercedes, was arrested under laws for underage offenders but later released on bail.

The teen was on a night out with six friends when the incident took place. (ANI)