The High Court of Bombay at Goa has confirmed the conviction and the sentence of the applicant, Bonny D’Souza from Sanguem for the offence punishable under Section 304-A and Section 279 of IPC, causing death by negligence.
The applicant was prosecuted for the offence punishable under Sections 279 and 304A of Indian Penal Code and Section 185 of the Motor Vehicle’s Act, 1988 before the Judicial Magistrate First Class at Margao. The magistrate by a judgment and order dated May 31, 2017, found the applicant guilty of all three offences. The applicant has been sentenced to undergo simple imprisonment for a period of four months on each count. All the sentences are directed to run concurrently.
The prosecution case briefly was that on April 22, 2012, Ameena (18) was proceeding on foot along with her younger sister Sabina Khan when she was hit by a Maruti Swift car, driven by the applicant. The accident occurred at Rawanfond, Margao. In the accident Ameena was thrown into a drain adjacent to the road and sustained injuries to which she subsequently succumbed.