Sonika Chauhan car crash: Actor Vikram Chatterjee sent to 14 days judicial remand


Jul,11 2017 10:08:49 IST

Kolkata: A court here on Monday, 10 July, sent actor Vikram Chatterjee, arrested in connection with the death of model Sonika Chauhan in a car accident, to 14 days judicial custody.

Sonika Chauhan. Image from Instagram

Sonika Chauhan. Image from Instagram

Chatterjee, who has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder and rash and negligent driving and arrested on Friday, 7 July, was presented before the Alipore court which remanded him to judicial custody till 23 July.

At the wheel on 29 April when the accident happened, he was intercepted by police while travelling in a car near a south Kolkata Mall on 7 July.

According to the police, the car's forensic report revealed its speed was between 95 to 115 km per hour a few seconds before the accident.

During the police interrogation, the actor confessed to consuming alcohol on the night of the accident. However, he claimed that he was not drunk and the car was not over speeding limits.

The accident happened on a south Kolkata street while they were returning from a party.

After the accident, Sonika was rushed to a city hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The actor himself sustained a head injury in the accident and was hospitalised.

Updated Date: Jul 11, 2017 10:08 AM