Biker Bulatoo Killed in a Road Accident - Tawfiq Nuckchady: "I Regret What Happened"
16 April 2013 - The Défi Media Group
Prosecuted before the Intermediate Court for involuntary manslaughter, Mohammad Tawfiq Nuckchady will learn his fate on April 19. Driving his vehicle on December 18, 2010 on the New Trunk Road, Port Louis, he was fatally struck the biker Chandraduth Bulatoo.
If he could turn back time ... Mohammad Nuckchady Tawfiq, a bank employee, 26, said he regretted what happened on December 18, 2010 in New Trunk Road, Port Louis. He expressed regret in court and said he was still traumatized by the accident in which he was involved that day. He said he still lived with his parents, he was studying at the moment and since the tragedy, he no longer had touched a wheel. He said it was the first time he had trouble with the law and it was never verbalized.
Mohammad Tawfiq Nuckchady is prosecuted before the Intermediate Court for involuntary manslaughter. At the wheel of his vehicle, he hit Chandraduth Bulatoo a motorcyclist aged 37 police on duty. The bank employee pleaded guilty. He is defended by Mr Raouf Gulbul, while the prosecution is represented by Mr Jagganaden Muneesamy.
The testimony of the bank employee, in which he explains the circumstances of the accident, was produced in court. Chandraduth Bulatoo joined the police force 10 February 1992. Very soon, he was assigned to the Traffic Branch. It was almost 18 years he officiated as a biker. The day of drama, Chandraduth Bulatoo was assigned to the New Trunk Road, near the roundabout Caudan.
He verbalized a motorist when the accident happened. Chandraduth Bulatoo was hit hard. The shock was such that it was shown on the reverse path. The vehicle of Mohammad Tawfiq Nuckchady hit other cars before ending up on the side of the road. Dr. Maxwell Monvoisin, medical examiner attributed the death of the policeman Bulatoo multiple injuries.
In his testimony, Mohammad Tawfiq Nuckchady said he had lost consciousness at the moment of impact. Returning to him, he found that his car had stopped against a ramp. He added that they are bystanders who helped him out of his vehicle. Then, he said, he was taken to Dr. A.G. Jeetoo hospital where he was treated. He said that this is the day he learned that the police officer had died. " Mo regrett ceki finn arrive," he said in his testimony.
In his speech, Mr. Raouf Gulbul asked the court to consider the age of the client, the fact that he pleaded guilty to the charge against him and that he never received any ticket. For Mr Gulbul Raouf, a defendant "must have a fair trial and a fair sentence." He believes that, in the case of his client, " a fine will be the end of justice."
To support his claim, he relied on various matters, including cases Poorun vs. State, Jagdoyal vs. State and Auffray vs State. He also insisted that the day of the accident, his client was not under the influence of alcohol, while conceding that the offense is "serious."
The magistrate Vinay Appadoo reserved his verdict on April 19.