Hyderabad: The pre-birthday bash of three engineering students, followed by an accident, had turned fatal for a cobbler who was sleeping outside his small shop on the footpath. All the girls who were in the car are engineering students and classmates in the same college. They were out for pre-birthday celebrations on Sunday night.
The birthdays of the three girls namely Ishanya, Srujana and Amrutha are soon arriving. But since the dates are clashing with their exams, they went for a pre-birthday bash. As per the plan, all the three girls, left from their homes, after informing their parents that they were going to a party at AS Rao Nagar. The girls went to Up Rooftop Lounge bar and were in the bar from 9 pm to 12 in the midnight.
According to sources, all the four girls consumed alcohol at the bar and after they paid the bill, they were not in a position to walk down from the bar located in the fifth floor to their vehicle. A Bar staff had escorted them till their vehicle parked in front of the building. A CCTV camera at the building showed the girls entering the vehicle and within seconds, the vehicle took a sharp left and zoomed onto the main road.
Meanwhile, Ashok's family had lost its sole breadwinner in the family. Ashok, his wife Lakshmibai and three sons were residing in a rented house at Mirjalguda. Elder son Mahesh stopped schooling after SSC due to financial problems, while Akash is studying Degree and Avinash has just completed Intermediate I year. As their rented house was very congested for five persons to sleep, Ashok would often sleep at his shop and would come home once in three days.
“He left home three days ago, only to return never. My son had even quit his studies to support him in the work,” said Lakshmibai. Mahesh who escaped with injuries in the incident stated that after the same, the girls tried to escape, but a passerby caught them and handed over to Police. “All three girls in the car were heavily drunk and were not in a condition even to stand properly.”...