Indian rally legend Gaurav Gill and co-driver Musa Sherif have been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, according to a report in Autocar India.
Three people lost their lives in a tragic accident involving rally ace Gaurav Gill and navigator Musa Sherif’s Mahindra XUV300 at the Indian National Rally Championship round at Jodhpur on September 23.
The deceased were on a motorcycle and had ventured onto the course against the warnings and instructions of rally marshals, and tragically, into the path of Gaurav Gill’s car.
"The incident took place near a stage end where drivers typically go at full clip; Gill’s car is understood to be doing in the region of 140kph at the time of impact. The trio passed away on the spot. Gaurav Gill also sustained injuries and was shifted to a hospital," Autocar said.
"The incident has sent shockwaves through India’s motorsport fraternity. While the family of the bereaved is unquestionably on everyone’s minds, there is also a sense of shock over the news that Gaurav Gill and Musa Sherif have been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. If convicted, the duo can face life imprisonment.
The question is, can Gill and Sherif be held responsible for the deaths, in these most tragic of circumstances?"
Read the full Autocar India story HERE.
Meanwhile, Gill and Australian co-driver, Glenn Macneall, will contest this weekend's Wales Rally GB in a Ford Fiesta R5, and then November's season-ending Rally Australia.
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