Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Actor Vikram Chatterjee was arrested early on Friday in connection with the death of model Sonika Chauhan in a car accident, police said.
Vikram was at the wheel on April 29 when the accident happened.
He was intercepted by the police while travelling in a car near a south Kolkata Mall at around 12.15 a.m..
“Today at about 0015 hours on receipt of information about movement of Vikram Chatterjee, officers and force intercepted the accused in a cab just before Acropolis Mall on Rashbehari Avenue Connector,” the sources said.
Vikram has already been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder and rash and negligent driving.
According to the police, the car’s forensic report revealed its speed was between 95 to 115 km per hour a few seconds before the accident.
During the police interrogation, the actor confessed to consuming alcohol on the night of the accident. However, he claimed that he was not drunk and the car was not over speeding.
Vikram was at the wheel of his car while his partner Sonika was on the front seat when the accident happened on a south Kolkata Street while they were returning from a party.
After the accident, Sonika was rushed to a city hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The actor himself sustained a head injury in the accident and was hospitalised.