Father of a cowardly driver who fled to India after his death claims his son is the real victim and says Australia is a racist country
- The father of Puneet Puneet, who fled to India on bail, defended his son
- He said that Australia is racist and that his son is not & # 39; honest & # 39; will be treated if he is left behind
- L-plater Puneet was drunk and speeding when he killed Dean Hofstee, 19 years old
The father of Puneet Puneet, who fled to India after killing a 19-year-old student, accused Australia of racism and said his son is the real victim.
Naresh Kumar defended his son on Wednesday, as the Puneet extradition case dragged on more than ten years after Dean Hofstee was fatally hit by a car that drove the Indian national.
Kumar called Australia a racist country and said his son & # 39; will not be treated fairly & # 39; if he is provoked here, The Herald Sun. reported.
Puneet, 19 at the time, drank in a drink and too hard when he hit Mr. Hofstee, a student from Queensland, in Melbourne in 2008.
The L-plater was on bail awaiting a conviction when he fled the country with a friend's passport in 2009.
Naresh Kumar (in the photo with Puneet Puneet in 2015) defended his son on Wednesday (the center pictured), because the issue of Puneet's extradition takes place more than ten years after the crime
Queensland student Dean Hofstee (photo) was only 19 when his life was cut off after being fatally hit by an uncontrolled car driven by Puneet in 2008
& # 39; Whatever happened in Australia is wrong – a life was lost. It was all unintended, & Mr. 39ar said.
& # 39; My son was the only hope for our future, but he too has lost the fight with life. He is so exhausted with this trial that he has committed suicide twice.
& # 39; He is not mentally fit. He doesn't understand what's going on. He doesn't understand the matter now. & # 39;
He said that his & # 39; ruined & # 39; family & # 39; has nothing left & # 39; after fighting the Puneet case since he was arrested on his wedding day in India in 2013.
Puneet faces another legal battle when his wife sues him for mental illness and failure to act as responsible parent for their three-year-old child.
The Indian National Puneet (pictured in 2015) was on bail and waited for a conviction when he fled Australia in 2009 with a Friends Pass
The crash (photo) happened on the Southbank of Melbourne in 2008
The defense of the hit-and-runner is only a criminal offense that in Australia and India is punishable by at least a year in prison in extradition crimes – under a deal between countries.
He is accused of culpable driving, in which he was seriously injured due to negligence and improper use of a foreign travel document with a sentence of less than a year, according to his lawyer.
His lawyer accused prosecutors of & # 39; intentionally renewing & # 39; of the case up to & # 39; culpable murder & # 39; to deliver Puneet.
Lawyers representing Australia rejected the claims made by the defense and & # 39; are sure that justice will be delivered quickly & # 39 ;.
The case will resume on July 15.
Puneet was a 19-year-old apprentice driver when he drove drunk and ran to kill Mr. Hofstee
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