Guwahati Police file chargsheet against Rajkanya Baruah in hit-and-run case



Guwahati city police on November 5 filed chargesheet in the sensational hit-and-run case in which model Rajkanya Baruah, a former 2016 Femina Miss India contestant, had knocked down eight labourers of Public Works Department (PWD) with her car at Rukmini Gaon in the city on the night of October 1.

The police have filed the chargesheet before the court of the chief judicial magistrate without naming the organisers of the event at Hotel Taj Vivanta.

Baruah was alleged of driving the car in intoxicated state, and injuring eight PWD labourers in the process. The legs of Joseph Marak, one of the injured labourers, had to be amputated.

However, she had managed to get bail soon after the incident which triggered uproar and protest across the state.

Not satisfied with police action, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had directed the police to review the case and suspend the police officer who granted her bail.

To evade the arrest, Rajkanya got admitted to a GNRC Hospital and didn't appear before the investigating officer on October 3, despite being summoned, citing health reasons.

Later, the police re-arrested her from the hospital after the six-member board of the GMCH submitted a report to the police that she has no health complications.

Baruah was also "shown arrested" in a separate case of a car accident in 2017. The model-turned-entrepreneur had allegedly hit one Karan Jyoti Handique with her speeding vehicle way back in 2017. A case was filed by the victim at the Dispur Police Station. The accused model is currently lodged at the Guwahati Central Jail.

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