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Killer Audi Case: B’lore Police Finally File Chargesheet

Following an expose in the Express, Ashok Nagar police scrambled to file a chargesheet against the drunken student who allegedly crashed his Audi into an auto, killing a pub employee and leaving the auto driver  crippled

Published: 05th April 2014 08:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th April 2014 08:58 AM   |  A+A-

Following an expose in the Express, Ashok Nagar police scrambled to file a chargesheet against the drunken student who allegedly crashed his Audi into an auto, killing a pub employee and leaving the auto driver  crippled.

The investigating officer had ignored the victims’ families for 10 months, but woke up on Thursday, the day Express broke the story of police neglect. A third man in the auto, Karthik, sustained head injuries and is now unable to work.

A source said the magistrate’s court allotted a case number on Friday. The matter will come up for hearing on July 16. After Express ran two stories on Thursday and Friday, City Police Commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar released a press note on Friday, saying “the police have taken the investigation... seriously and ... taken all measures permissible under the law”.

He also said the police had released the seized Audi on August 1, 2013, on the orders of a court. Rajesh L Reddy, the 22-year-old student who allegedly crashed the Audi, has now been booked under three sections, and conviction could mean a jail term of up to 10 years. Moved by the plight of the victims, some kind-hearted readers called up the Express office and offered to help.

CRIME AND NO PUNISHMENT

June 2, 2013: Drunk student allegedly crashes Audi into auto. One passenger dead. Another sustains head injuries. Driver crippled 

June 3, 2013: Police arrest Rajesh L Reddy (then 21). Attribute delay in nabbing him to RTO office closure. Release him after three days

April 3, 2014: Express publishes intensively researched piece on how police have not filed a chargesheet even 10 months after the accident. They scramble and file it

April 4, 2014: Express follow-up story appears about victims’ tragic descent into debt and misery. Police get a case number in court. Serious about it, says Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar

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