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Victoria Premier to seek Indian man's extradition in India

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

will seek the of an Indian man, who allegedly killed a student and injured another in a hit-and-run case here about 10 years ago, Daniel Andrews' office has said ahead of his visit.

The then 19-year-old was in an inebriated state and speeding along the 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," the statement said without specifying the date of the visit.

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. 13:45 IST