Budgam hit-and-run case: Father of driver arrested
Srinagar: Police in Budgam district have arrested a man whose juvenile son was involved in a hit-and-run case, officials said Sunday.
Giving details, a police official said that on Saturday, they nabbed a driver who had fled in a load-carrier after hitting a 15-year-old girl in Hakermulla village, who subsequently died in a hospital.
“During the course of investigation, it surfaced that the accused is minor and did not possess a valid driving licence. So, police today arrested the father of the juvenile accused — Nazir Ahmad Hajam, son of Ali Mohammad Hajam of Hakermullah Budgam — under relevant sections of law for allowing his minor son to drive the vehicle,” police said in a statement.
“Police once again request parents to not allow minors as well as the persons who do not possess valid driving licenses to drive, for it endangers lives of people,” a police spokesman said in the statement.
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