Puneet was a 19-year-old learner-driver behind the wheel of a V6 Commodore when he lost control and hit students Dean Hofstee and friend Clancy Coker in Melbourne’s Southbank in 2008.
The young driver who pleaded to killing a student in Melbourne in 2008 has been arrested in India.
Puneet Puneet, a fugitive criminal in Australia where he is facing court for killing a student and injuring another, was arrested after a court recommended his extradition.
However, the Delhi High Court has stayed the extradition till the next hearing.
Puneet Puneet was taken into custody on Thursday. He will appear before the court on 10 September, according to the Times of India.
Puneet Puneet was a 19-year-old learner-driver in 2008, when he lost control of his V6 Commodore and hit students Dean Hofstee and Clancy Coker in Southbank, Melbourne, in 2008. Mr Hofstee was killed, and his friend was injured.
Accused Puneet pleaded guilty of ‘culpable driving’ and was awaiting sentence in 2009 when he escaped Australia on a friend’s passport.
Australia has been trying for his extradition since then. In 2013, he was arrested in India on his wedding day and has since faced protracted extradition hearings.