Earlier this year in September, an unfortunate incident occurred in Chennai, involving a drunk driver, who crashed into 12 stationary auto rickshaws.
Now, police have made arrests and more details have emerged about the accident that took place in Tamil Nadu's capital city. The driver behind the wheel was Vikash Anand, a professional racer from Chennai.
Vikash was returning home after a party, drunk, when he lost control of his Porsche Cayman S and crashed into 12 auto rickshaws, injuring 8 auto drivers and killing one.
Following the arrest, the Madras High Court Judge has ordered the accused to pay a compensation Rs 27.5 lakh. The judge said that Vikash drove his car in a rash and negligent manner, resulting in the crash.
To obtain bail, Vikash will have to pay Rs 15 lakh as compensation to the victim's seven-year old daughter. The money will go as a fixed deposit in the minor girl's name, for which the judge of the city civil court in Chennai would be the guardian.
Also, a sum of Rs 2.5 lakh has to be paid to each of the five severely injured rickshaw drivers and Rs 1 lakh to each of the ones who suffered minor injuries.
Also, Vikash has to bear the little girl's educational expenses. Vikash's friend, who was his passenger at the time of accident has also been found guilty. He was ordered to pay Rs 1 lakh to each of the 12 autorickshaw drivers.