The Madras High Court on Friday granted conditional bail to a 26-year-old woman arrested on the charges of knocking down a man while driving a luxury car allegedly in an inebriated condition here on July 2.
Allowing the bail petition of Aiswarya Wilton, Justice G Chockalingam directed her to furnish a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh with two sureties of the same amount and also deposit Rs 1 lakh with the 18th Metropolitan Magistrate Court towards compensation to the family of the deceased.
According to the prosecution, Aishwarya was arrested on July 2 allegedly for rash driving and culpable homicide not amounting to murder. FIR was registered against her under section 185 (Drunken driving) of Motor Vehicle Act and sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 (II) (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of IPC.
Since the investigation was almost over and only the chemical analysis report was awaited and considering the fact that the petitioner had been in custody for past 42 days, this court was inclined to grant the bail, he said in the order.
The judge then directed the petitioner to appear before the investigating officer at 10.30 a.m everyday for two weeks.
The woman had allegedly fatally hit Munusamy with her speeding Audi car on the IT corridor here when the victim was waiting to cross the road.
According to reports, local residents gave a chase and managed to stop the car following which she was arrested and remanded to judicial custody.