The son of a Gujarat doctor has been sentenced five years in jail by a local court in connection with the infamous 2013 Ahmedabad BMW hit-and-run case that claimed two lives. The local court also asked the accused, Vismay Shah to pay Rs 25,000 as fine and Rs 5 lakh each to the families who were affected due to the deaths.
Vismay was held guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
The accused was driving his BMW car at high speed in February 2013 when he rammed a motorcycle, whose two riders flung into the air before crashing into a tree. The 27-year-old son of an eye surgeon then abandoned the car and ran away, eye-witnesses had reported.
The man who was riding pillion on the bike, Shivam Dave, died at the spot while the driver Rahul Patel died a day later.
Chilling CCTV footage received from a shopping complex nearby showed the chilling collision and scenes of the bikers thrown into the air.
Although Vismay’s father Amit Shah had told the police that his driver was at the wheel of the BMW and was absconding, a witness alleged otherwise. The witness, who was a friend to the victims, reported that the youth was dressed in expensive clothes and spoke in English to him. The victims, in a group, had gone out for dinner and were going back home when the accident happened.
The BMW was said to be speeding at about 150 km/hr.