More delays in extradition of Indian who killed Gold Coast student

THERE have been more delays in the extradition hearing for the Indian man who killed a Gold Coaster in Melbourne.

Puneet Puneet fled Australia while awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of running over Dean Hofstee, while drunk behind the wheel in 2009.

The now 24-year-old was tracked down in his native country late last year and has faced a New Delhi court overnight.


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However, his extradition hearing was again delayed.

SBS reports, Puneet was handcuffed and led away to Tihar jail amid emotional scenes at the Patiala House court complex, where his family members vowed never to give up a fight against his extradition.

Puneet’s father said that he did not have faith in the justice system in Australia, where he claimed racism, particularly against Indians, was rampant.

“We only trust the Indian legal system, there is racism in Australia … don’t you know of so many racist attacks and how they look at Indians?” Naresh Kumar said outside the court.

The case has already been adjourned on three previous occasions and will now resume on March 19.