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Father charged over Ferrari boy, 9

A man in southern India has been charged after allowing his nine-year-old son to drive his Ferrari, police said.

Inspector MV Verghese, in Kerala state, said Mohammed Nisham is 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 seven-year-old brother in the passenger seat.

The video went viral on YouTube and caused 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 is "proud of him - he's been driving since he was five".

PA Media