For the third time, bail has been denied to Aishwarya Wilton, who has been accused of drunken driving and killing a man.
This is the second time for the high court to turn down the bail petition of Aishwarya. Earlier this month, when she moved the HC for bail, justice S Vaidyanathan asked Aishwarya’s counsel to approach the competent court before coming to the HC.
“The petitioner can move the high court only if the verdict by the lower court is not acceptable,” he said. Following this, Aishwarya approached the principal sessions court in the city with the bail request. However, it was turned down there too. Hence, she filed a fresh plea in the HC again, which was dismissed on Monday.
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.