Bail Petition of 26-year-old Killer Driver Thrown Out

Published: 13th November 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2014 02:17 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A local court on Wednesday dismissed the bail petition filed by a 26-year-old man, who was arrested for driving his vehicle in a drunken state, leading to death of a senior citizen. On October 9, Devaraj (26), allegedly drove his pick up van in a rash manner under the influence of alcohol and hit Veeraraghavalu (72) , who died on the spot. Police charged Devaraj under section 308 of IPC (attempt to commit culpable homicide). On Wednesday, he moved a bail plea. The public prosecutor opposed the bail citing a SC ruling which stated that death due to drunken driving should be treated as murder under section 302 of IPC and dismissed it.


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