Alappuzha: The owner of the Ferrari, which was in the news for being driven by two young kids, has been traced. Muhammad Nisham resident of Sobha city was asked to surrender before the police by Tuesday for encouraging underage driving and endangering the lives of the kids as well as of the public at large.
Unnikrishnan, the traffic police sub inspector who had been entrusted with the investigation by city police commissioner Prakash, said that he had identified the owner of the Ferrari car, Muhammad Nisham, living in Sobha city. The SI told this newspaper that Nisham has been to surrender before Peramangalam police station by Tuesday when he returns to the city.
Meanwhile, as many as 11 videos of the same car CH 04 K 8545, roaming free on the roads of Thrissur, were uploaded on You-Tube by one Nisham King on April 18. All the videos show the under-aged child driving the powerful Ferrari F 430 Scuderia (costing Rs 2.75crore) on his ninth birthday. The videos sparked outrage both across the country and outside.
Nisham King, the one who uploaded the video, revealed that the Ferrari ride was a birthday gift to the kid on his ninth birthday. The latest video updates show the said Ferrari cruising on a public road in Poonkunnam, on the outskirts of Thrissur town.
RTO C.K. Asokan, said that he had no information on any Ferrari in town. But the videos prove that the car was being driven in town for long time. He also said that vehicle inspectors deployed to get details of all exotic imported cars in the city could not find the identity of the car.
Adv J. Sandhya, child rights activist, told this newspaper that the video is clear evidence for police to book the guardians of the child for endangering his own life and that of others. It is a reflection of a dangerous trend that has crept into parenting culture and will have far reaching consequences in society, she said.