The bail plea of the teenage boy accused in the Delhi hit-and-run case was rejected by the Juvenile Justice Board on Tuesday. The board said that the accused was a repeat offender, and also reprimanded his parents for endangering the lives of others by giving him a car to drive, reported ANI. The teenager had mowed down Siddharth Sharma, a 35-year-old man, with his father's Mercedes in Delhi earlier this month, and was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
The police's investigation had found that this was not the juvenile's first instance of rash and negligent driving. The boy was issued challans thrice last year – twice for speeding and once for wrong parking, PTI reported. The teenager turned 18 three days after the accident took place, and was counselled by the Juvenile Justice Board. His businessman father was arrested by the Delhi Police for abetment to culpable homicide not amounting to murder.