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’Drunk woman driver should get death sentence’

’Drunk woman driver should get death sentence’

Mangalore Today

Munbai, Jan.31: The Mumbai Police are clearly determined to build a strong case against Nooriya Haveliwala, the 27-year-old beautician arrested for drunken driving and killing two people in Mumbai on Saturday - among them Police Sub Inspector Dinanath Shinde.


Medical tests showed she had consumed 457 ml of alcohol - nine times over the prescribed limit. The police are also testing for possible drug use.

Meanwhile, Shinde’s family wants Nooriya to be given the harshest punishment. "My husband used to work such long hours, often did not have time to eat properly. She should be given the toughest sentence. She should be given death," says Shinde’s wife Devyani.

The 46-year-old traffic policeman was a regular on the night shift; his job was to check for drunk drivers. He had followed this routine for five years, returning home in the early hours of the morning.

On Saturday night, he was on duty at Marine Lines when the Nooriya’s killer Honda SUV rammed into this police check post injuring five policemen. Shinde later died in hospital - leaving behind his 80-year-old mother, wife and two children

"She has two small children. How is she going to look after them? The government has to think about them," says Devyani’s sister Preeti Desai.


Their anguish and anger is shared by the entire police force, which is determined to seek the toughest possible sentence for Nooriya. She has been booked under Section 304 - culpable homicide not amounting to murder, a non bailable offence.

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Comments on this Article
Sumith, Puttur Tue, February-2-2010, 4:49
dont drink and drive homies.....i totally agree with reshma, if u ain responsible enough 2 know how much 2 drink den u aint smart enough 2 drive
Reshma, Mumbai Mon, February-1-2010, 7:55
I am not against women drinking but would certainly say that after a giddy night, people should make sure they take a cab or rickshaw home or get dropped by a friend rather than driving and creating a ruckus.
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