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Victoria Premier to seek Indian driver's extradition on India

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

of Australia's state of seek of an Indian driver, who allegedly killed a student and injured another in a hit-and-run case here about ten years ago, during his visit to next week, his office has said. The then 19-year-old was in an inebriated state and speeding along in when the crash happened on October 1, 2008. Nursing student Dean Hofstee, 19, was killed and the 20- year-oldClancy Coker was seriously injured in the accident. The victims were students from Puneet was on bail and awaiting sentence after pleading guilty to culpable driving when he fled to Indiain 2009 using a friend's passport.

He was arrested on November 29, 2013 from after a four-year long manhunt. "This is not about forgiveness, this is about justice and peace for the families," thepremier's office said in a statement. "will be visiting next week. He'll be conveying this directly to the - this individual must face justice and he must face justice in Australia," it said. Puneet who who had gone to to study hospitality, hasbeen fighting He says he would face extreme racism and violence if he is transferred to an Australian prison. The next hearing is scheduled for February 2. Under Australian law, the offence committed by the accused entails a punishment of up to 20 years of imprisonment.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 10:50 IST