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Hosur Road race: Minors sent to juvenile home

Madiwala police on Monday remanded two minors to a juvenile home for allegedly being involved in a car race near Silk Board junction on Hosur road flyover.

Published: 19th September 2017 05:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2017 07:11 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Madiwala police on Monday remanded two minors to a juvenile home for allegedly being involved in a car race near Silk Board junction on Hosur road flyover. On Sunday, police had also arrested their fathers for negligence as they had allowed the minors access to cars. Court, however, granted bail to the fathers while minors have been remanded to juvenile custody for four days.

Arfan Saleem

One Arfan Saleem (17) was killed in an accident during the race while his classmates Srinivas and Anirudh sustained minor injuries when three cars collided with each as the speedsters descended a flyover. Arfan was not wearing seat belt. Hence his  head came out of the car and crashed into barricade before getting separated from the body.Police are yet to question the deceased’s father Saleem who had travelled to Kerala for his son’s final rites. The three minors are PU students in a private college in the city.

A senior police officer said that Anirudh had given a statement where he admitted to taking part in a race. Anirudh wrote a four page statement, admitting that around 12 am, he made a phone call to Srinivas. Thereafter, they took cars from their respective houses and came to Arfan’s house. Arfan joined them and the trio raced each other under the flyover. Around 3 am, their cars crashed into each other before hitting the barricade.

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