CHANDIGARH, INDIA: The Indian test Cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was charged with homicide on Tuesday after a man died during an altercation over a minor traffic accident, police said.

They said Sidhu and a companion were accused of beating up the driver of vehicle which ran into the back of their car in the town of Patiala, in North India’s Punjab State.

The driver died on the way to hospital.

They said Sidhu, charged with “‘culpable homicide short of murder,” was not in custody and appeared to have fled.

Sidhu, 25, made his test debut against the West Indies in 1983 and was a member of the Indian squad which beat a touring New Zealand side earlier this month.

Article extracted from this publication >> December 30, 1988