NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India have arrested a man who allowed his 9-year-old son to drive his Ferrari.
Mohammed Nisham was arrested on charges of endangering the life of a child and allowing a minor to drive, said Inspector Biju Kumar. He was released after posting bail of 5,000 rupees ($92), Kumar said.
Nisham’s wife filmed the boy driving the sports car on his 9th birthday two weeks ago with his 5-year-old brother in the passenger seat. The video was widely watched on YouTube and created an outrage across India, causing police to file charges.
India’s economic boom has created a class of super-rich, whose excesses are frequently in the news.
Police Inspector M.V. Verghese said the boy’s father, who has a thriving tobacco and real estate business, owns 18 cars worth an estimated $4 million.
Nisham turned himself in at a police station near the port city of Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, Kumar said.