Cop son tries to drive jeep, hits 4
According to Tardeo police, the accused, who lives with his family in Tardeo police quarters, got into a jeep parked in the building compound around 10.30 am and started the engine. “The jeep belongs to a family friend of the accused, who had come for a visit. The teenager got his hands on the ignition key. Thinking that he would go for a spin, he turned on the ignition. However, the jeep was in gear and jumped forward, knocking down two vegetable vendors and two customers,” said an officer. The jeep, however, came to a stop immediately. Eyewitnesses immediately rushed to help the four victims, who were taken to Nair hospital. The accused, meanwhile, made no attempt to flee, police said.
“The jeep also had a puncture, which made it veer out of control. We have registered a complaint against the accused, charging him for endangering life and personal safety under the Indian Penal Code and for driving without a license under the Motor Vehicles Act,” said inspector Manohar Hindalekar.
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