Actor Vikram To Surrender Before Court


Kolkata: Actor Vikram Chatterjee is going to surrender before the Bankshall Court today in connection with unintentional murder of his friend cum model actor Sonika Singh Chauhan.

Last week Vikram was at the wheel of his Corolla Altis car, had hit the guard rails of a pavement and then a store before spinning and ramming into a post near Lake Mall on Rashbehari Avenue around 3.30am on Saturday. Sonika, who was seated next to him, died of her injuries in hospital an hour later. She and Vikram were returning from a night out.

Vikram was released on Thursday from a private nursing home.

The police have started a case against Vikram under IPC sections 304A (causing death due to negligence) and 279 (rash driving). If convicted, he could be jailed for up to two years.

The family’s complaint, sources said, could result in the actor being charged under IPC Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). The maximum punishment under Section 304 is 10 years’ jail.