Colonel charged with murder; court to hear case of Chandigarh ‘road rage’
It need be recalled that police had filed challan for culpable homicide under Section 304 (II) and removed murder charges but the court charged him under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
The development comes after the counsel for the family of the deceased argued that the matter was premature and thus its a matter of trial to ascertain if the motive was murder or not.
Col Bains and his wife were visibly shaken by the development in the court.
The post-mortem report of the deceased by a panel of doctors at a government hospital had concluded that the cause of death was natural.
The 48-year-old resident was arrested on September 2 and booked for murder after the family of deceased Praveen Yadav alleged that he had been beaten to death.
According to the FIR, the Col thrashed Yadav in a case of road rage on the diving roads of Sector 34 and 35 in Chandigarh. >