Lady sentenced to 6 months jail for negligent driving

Lady sentenced to 6 months jail for negligent driving

December 31, 2020

She was involved in a car accident that resulted in the death of a two-wheeler rider on Feb. 28, 2016

Mysore/Mysuru: City’s 4th Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court has sentenced a Bengaluru-based lady driver to six months imprisonment besides imposing a fine of Rs. 2,000 after she was found guilty of rash and negligent driving resulting in the death of a two-wheeler rider on Feb. 28, 2016 in city. 

The sentenced lady driver is Girija Swamy, wife of Ravikanthaswamy of Bengaluru.

On Feb. 28, 2016, Krishna, a Security Guard of an ATM, was proceeding from Columbia Asia Hospital side towards Fountain Circle on his two-wheeler when Girija Swamy, who was driving a car, hit the two-wheeler from behind near Shobha Garden, resulting in Krishna suffering from serious injuries. Though Krishna was admitted to a city hospital, he succumbed to injuries after three months. 

The then NR Traffic Inspector C. Kiran Kumar, who had registered a case of rash and negligent driving against Girija Swamy, resulting in the death of Krishna, had submitted a charge-sheet against Girija Swamy to the Court.

Judge Sunil R. Hosamath, who took up the hearing, heard the arguments from both sides and found Girija guilty and sentenced her to six months imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 2,000. Public Prosecutor Shivakumar argued on behalf of the Government.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Lady sentenced to 6 months jail for negligent driving”

  1. A V Prasanna says:

    Ridiculous, Cost of human life is Rs. 2000/- and 6 months in jail. What sort of punishment is this? Indian Judiciary is full of jokers operating from a circus called the great Indian Legal circus

  2. Srinivasan says:

    What kind of a judgement is this? If this was to be a heavy vehicle driver, he would have been sentenced to 7 yrs RI. Just because it is a lady driving the car, the sentence is lighter. And because the victim is supposedly from a poor background, his family may not have the resources to appeal in a higher court. Shameful judgement. This is exactly why crime rates are higher in India and people don’t follow the law as one can easily get away. Not sure what was the price tag for this judgement.


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