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Dec 19, 2008 at 03:05am IST

Jaipur royal grandson accused of killing girl

Jaipur: Jaipur’s favourite royal Rajmata Gayatri Devi is in the news these days for her step grandson’s drunken driving case. Her grandson Vijit Singh allegedly ran over five students, killing one. Not only this, Vijit Singh also tried to threaten an eyewitness into silence.

Abhimanyu Swami is the eyewitness to this whole incident and has given his statement to the Jaipur Police. Abhimanyu chased Vijit Singh's car and informed the police and says Vijit even offered to keep pay him off. He says that when he refused, Vijit even threatened him.

Abimanyu says that Vijit Singh’s car hit a group of five girls before he sped away in the other direction. While four girls got injured, Babita the only daughter of her parents died in the accident.

Babita's family is inconsolable. Their daughter had gone for a study tour to Jaipur. They are now demanding justice.

“What right do they have to do this? They have money to get an instant bail. What kind of law is this,” says Babita’s father.

Medical examination has confirmed that Vijit was drunk at the time of the incident. But strangely enough the local police booked him only for negligent driving.

In the past other hit-and-run case accused, like Aliston Pereira and Salman Khan, have been slapped with charges of unintentional death. The police claim that they were not under pressure to go easy on Vijit.

“There was no pressure on us and even if later there was some pressure we've done the best that we could within the framework of law,” says Additional SP Jaipur Anil Gothwal.

Just hours after he was booked, police let Vijit out on bail. Despite repeated efforts, Vijit refused to speak with the media.