Kolkata: A case has been lodged against actor Vikram Chatterjee by the Tollygunge Police in related the accident in which actor model Sonika Chauhan died. Bengal actor Vikram Chatterjee has been charged with culpable homicide for model Sonika Chauhan’s death in car accident
The section under which the case has been lodged are 304 (unintentional murder) and 304(a) – rash and negligent driving. A plea was filed in the court to file a case against the actor in the section 304 under the Indian Penal Code. The court finally accepted the plea on Tuesday.
Popular Bengal TV actor Vikram Chatterjee has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting for murder for the death of model-anchor Sonika Singh Chauhan in a car accident last month. The charge carries a maximum jail term of 10 years. He was earlier charged for causing death by rash and negligent driving, which carries a maximum jail term of two years.
After partying in at least two nightclubs, Mr Chatterjee was dropping Ms Chauhan home in the early hours of April 29 when the car crashed. He rushed her to hospital but she died 40 minutes later. Mr Chatterjee was also injured in the crash; on May 4, the day he was released from hospital, he was served notice to record his statement with the police.
He has claimed that though he had alcohol on the night of the crash, he was not drunk.
The police filed for a stricter charge based on the high speed the car he was traveling at, at the time of the accident.