Bus driver gets jail for rash driving

 thehindu.com  10/18/2020 20:10:12 

A private bus driver in Kochi was convicted for one year simple imprisonment and fined for rash and negligent driving and causing death.

The court also disqualified the accused from holding driving licence for one year from the date of expiry of the sentence.

Archana K. Babu, Judicial First Class Magistrate 1, Ernakulam, convicted Lobu of Pallipuram in the case.

The prosecution case was that the bus, which was driven in a rash and negligent manner by the accused, along the Goshree-Ernakulam road on June 1, 2012, had crashed into a car, seriously injuring the couple travelling in the vehicle. The eight-and-a-half-month-old child of the couple, who was also in the car, later succumbed to injuries.

Roy P. Kuriakose, Senior Assistant Public Prosecutor, conducted the case.

The court found the accused guilty of Section 279 of the Indian Penal Code (rash driving,) Section 337 (causing hurt by endangering life or personal safety of others), Section 338 (Causing grievous hurt), and Section 304-A (causing death by negligence). However, the punishment for all the offences shall run concurrently, the court ordered.

Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism

Dear subscriber,

Thank you!

Your support for our journalism is invaluable. Its a support for truth and fairness in journalism. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings.

The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler.

We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Suresh Nambath

« Go back