Sonica Chauhan’s death case: Kolkata police arrested Vikram Chatterjee

Kolkata police arrested actor model Vikra Chatterjee for hosting model Sonika Chauhan’s accident which took her life. He will be produced in the court today.

Last week on Tuesday, Chatterjee was charged with culpable homicide under the non-bailable section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC.

According to local reports, Chatterjee was arrested from his Kasba residence.

According to police sources, the Toyota Corolla Altis which was being driven by Vikram Chatterjee, was moving at a high speed before the crash.

“The report, which was received by police last week, revealed that about 4.6 seconds before the crash, the car was moving at 105 km/hr. About 2.1 seconds before the crash, the speed was reduced to 93 km/hr, and till 1.6 seconds before the crash, no break was applied. This proves the driver was not in control,” a police officer had said.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Vishal Garg added that the high speed of the car can be considered as a conscious act. “The reports have proved that car was at a high speed. This can be considered a deliberate act; hence we moved court and court accepted our prayer. We have booked Vikram under Section 304 of IPC,” he said.

Chatterjee’s blood sample was taken for tested to check whether was drunk while driving but Belgachia Forensic Laboratory last week, in its report, said the blood samples they received to determine whether Chatterjee was drunk at the time of the accident, is not in sufficient quantity. “The sample received was in such a small quantity that the poison could not be detected by the available method of chemical analysis…,” the report stated. A police officer added that there was no proof to prove if the actor was drunk . “The hospital had sent a sample of 0.5 ml of blood for test, which is not enough. We do not have any laboratory evidence to prove if Vikram was drunk when he was driving,” said a police officer.

The punishment of 'culpable homicide' extends to 10 years in prison. According to police, the actor was aware of what he was doing.

In the wee hours of April 29, Sonika Chauhan lost her life when Vikram’s SUV ran into a tree in south Kolkata.