Delhi hit-and-run case: Minor's father sent to police custody

New Delhi: A court sent the father of a minor, who killed a 33-year-old business consultant after hitting him with his speeding Mercedes car here four days ago, to one day police custody.

Manoj Aggarwal, who was arrested on Friday, was presented before duty Metropolitan Magistrate Sachin Sangwan, who allowed Delhi Police to quiz him till Sunday. Seeking his custody, Delhi Police told the court that despite knowing the facts that his minor son is a 'repeat offender', he gave vehicle's key to him.

Police said that Aggarwal had not taken a a single step in prohibiting his son from taking the vehicle which is an act of criminal omission, thereby abetting the crime of the said juvenile.

They also apprised court that Aggarwal has been booked under charges dealing with abetting the crime of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Police sought custody on the ground that Aggarwal has to be confronted with his minor son.

Sidhharth Sharma died after being hit by the overspeeding Mercedes car on Monday night while crossing Sham Nath Marg in north Delhi's Civil Lines area.

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