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Murder charge for Indian tycoon accused of ramming guard

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Image caption Muhammed Nisham pinned his guard against a wall with his Hummer (not pictured)

An Indian millionaire has been charged with murder after he deliberately rammed his car into his security guard.

Mohammed Nisham allegedly drove his Hummer into his guard Chandrabose, pinning him against the wall, before attacking him with a metal rod.

Chandrabose, aged 50, suffered multiple injuries and despite repeated surgery, died in hospital on Monday.

Mr Nisham, 39, supposedly attacked him because Chandrabose was slow opening the gate to his apartment in Kerala.

Chandrabose died of cardiac arrest after spending two weeks on life support.

Police had already charged Mr Nisham with attempted murder following the attack in Thrissur city.

Luxury cars

Mr Nisham faces a second court case over an incident in 2013 when he permitted his then nine-year-old son to drive his Ferrari.

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Media captionThe boy's mother said that they allowed him to drive the car for his 9th birthday

Indian media say Mr Nisham has had other brushes with the law.

Also in 2013, they report that he locked a female police officer in his Rolls Royce after she asked him to pull over.

It is believed that Mr Nisham has a taste for luxury cars, additionally owning a Bentley, an Aston Martin and a Jaguar.

The millionaire is believed to have made his fortune selling tobacco and through jewellery and hotel businesses in the Middle East.

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