Indian man charged with endangering his 9-year-old son after letting him drive his Ferrari

Published April 29, 2013

| Associated Press

Police in southern India say charges have been filed against a man who allowed his 9-year-old son to drive his Ferrari.

Inspector M.V. Verghese in Kerala state said Monday that Mohammed Nisham was charged with endangering the life of a child and allowing a minor to drive.

Nisham's wife filmed the boy driving the sports car on his ninth birthday two weeks ago, with his 5-year-old brother in the passenger seat. The video went viral on YouTube and caused 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.

The boy has also driven the family's Lamborghini and Bentley. His mother said she's "proud of him. He's been driving since he was 5."

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