New York , Jan 23:
An Indian-American man is facing multiple murder charges after he intentionally rammed his vehicle into a car ferrying six teenagers in California, killing three of them and injuring the rest before fleeing, according to US media reports.
Anurag Chandra ( 42), a resident of California’s Corona city, was arrested shortly after the late Sunday crash that sent the car into a tree in Temescal Valley, southeast of Los Angeles, where police officials found his vehicle with front-end damage.
“It was an intentional act,” California Highway Patrol Lt David Yokley told reporters on Monday.
“Our investigation led us to believe Chandra intentionally rammed the Prius, causing the driver to lose control. The investigation has now changed from a hit-run collision to homicide,” Yokley was quoted as saying by the New York Post. Chandra faces multiple counts of murder and assault with a deadly weapon, Riverside County jail records show. He is being held without bail.