Madras HC previously denied bail as she did not approach a lower court

Audi hit-and-run Aishwaryas bail plea rejected for the third time
news Monday, July 18, 2016 - 19:24

For the third time, bail has been denied to Aishwarya Wilton, who has been accused of drunken driving and killing a man.  

Previously, the Madras High Court had dismissed the bail application of the accused on the ground that the accused needs to approach a lower court.

26-year-old Aishwarya Wilton, an engineer and the daughter of Wilton Rulans, an insurance surveyor, lost control of her speeding Audi and ran over Munnasamy, a daily wage worker in the wee hours of Saturday.

After hitting Munnasamy, she reportedly tried to flee the scene but was caught and chased by municipal workers. However, when Aishwarya did not stop the car, members of the public gave chase and managed to stop the car at some distance from the accident spot.

Aishwarya and her two friends Soni Jain and Sushma, both residents of Ambattur, were on their way to Sholinganallur after attending a party.

The 45-year-old man died on the spot when a speeding Audi hit him on the OMR road, near SRP Tools in Chennai. Munnasamy, who was crossing the road when the accident happened, is believed to have been flung into the air due to the impact. He died on the spot, the police said.

A case was filed under Section 304(2) of the Indian Penal Code,  culpable homicide not amounting to murder against Aishwarya, who is presently in judicial custody. 

"The carpenter came out to work at 4 am. As a car was taking a U Turn, they didn't see him and hit him. There were three girls, who seemed completely drunk and despite us trying to stop the car, they continued to drive. We had to go behind them on a bike and stop. When we got them, they were in such a state they couldn't even respond," eyewitnesses said to Puthiya Thalaimurai. 

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