Miss India finalist Rajkanya Baruah was arrested from GNRC hospital, within 24 hours of knocking down nine people with her car in Guwahati on 2nd October, she was also granted bail
The 29-year-old model was arrested within minutes of the Medical Board of Guwahati Medical College and Hospital certifying her with a clean bill of health. She had checked into the intensive care unit of a private hospital citing poor health after the police summoned her on Tuesday.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Subrajit Bora told to journalists, “The medical board said she is fit to appear before the investigation officer and she needs no hospitalization.”
Model Rajkanya Baruah knocked down eight road workers while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol at around 2 am on 2nd October in violation of night curfew due to the Covid-19 situation. She also ran over the lower part of a ninth person, the person was identified as Joseph, whose legs had to be amputated.
The Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma has directed the police to re-investigate the case after her bail has triggered outrage across the Assam.
However, A police officer said that Rajkanya Baruah was booked under section 308 of the Indian Penal Code for an attempt to commit culpable homicide. The punishment under this section is jail up to seven years or fine or both.
Ms. Baruah has had brushes with the law in the past. There were two FIRs against her for knocking down an ex-MLA’s son with her car over a quarrel in 2017, and fighting with on-duty police officers in front of a Pub in 2018, Police said.