Indian man fronts court over fatal hit and run in Melbourne

Indian man fronts court over fatal hit and run in Melbourne

An Indian man facing extradition to Australia over a fatal hit and run has fronted court in New Delhi.

Puneet Puneet was a 19 year old learner driver when he struck two students as they walked across a Melbourne road in 2008, and one died at the scene.

Police estimate he was driving at 148 km/hour, and was also under the influence of alcohol.

He was charged with culpable driving and was bailed on strict conditions, but later fled to India to where he was then arrested.

The now 24 year old is expected to face court again later today, but says he will not contest the extradition.

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