Actor Vikram Chatterjee, who was arrested in connection with the model-turned-anchor Sonika Singh Chauhan’s death case, has been sent to 14 days judicial custody by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Alipore Court.
He was arrested on the night of July 8th by a special police team. A leading daily had quoted police sources saying that Chatterjee had been absconding and trying to hide facts. The arrest came after police added the stringent culpable homicide not amounting to murder case against the actor.
On April 29, Sonika was killed in a car accident. She was accompanied by Vikram Chatterjee, who was driving the car allegedly under the influence of alcohol and also sustained injuries in the accident. Vikram, however, denied that he was drunk.
However, he claimed that he was not drunk and the car was not over speeding. The accident happened on a south Kolkata street while they were returning from a party. After the accident, Sonika was rushed to a city hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The actor himself sustained a head injury in the accident and was hospitalised.
According to the police, the car’s forensic report revealed its speed was between 95 to 115 km per hour a few seconds before the accident.