In the wee hours of March 1, 2014, a Honda city car driven by Soumyajit Basu, a software professional, crashed into a tree at Pragati Nagar near KPHB. While Basu escaped unhurt, Sudip Ghosh, 25, and Uttiya Mukherjee, 23, both employees of Cognizant, died. The other two friends in the car, Sourabh Maity and Niladri Ghosh, suffered injuries.
After the accident, Soumyajit lied to the police that it was Sudip who was driving the car and he forced Niladri to back him up, a senior police officer said. But things took a different turn after Sudip’s family members reached the city. “They told us that Ghosh did not know how to drive. We then questioned Niladri and he confirmed that Soumyajit was driving the car,” SI T Srisailam Naik, who filed a chargesheet, told TOI.
Based on the statements of eyewitnesses, including Niladri, Sourabh, Arpan Majumdar and Pushpender Mondal, police filed a chargesheet against Soumyajit and Niladri in August, 2014. While Basu was charged with sections 304-A (causing death due to rash or negligent act), 337 (causing injuries due to rash or negligent act), and 201 of the IPC, Niladri was charged with section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence or giving false information to screen the offender) of the IPC. Subsequently, cops arrested Soumyajit and he was sent to judicial remand.
According to SI Naik, the trial has started at Miyapur court. Soumyajit is currently out on bail and is working in Hyderabad.