Hyderabad: A car driven by a 16-year-old Intermediate student went out of control in Amberpet, injuring a person and damaging three vehicles parked on the road early on Saturday morning.
The boy, a resident of Tarnaka, was on a joy ride with three friends. Although eyewitnesses said there were liquor bottles in the vehicle, police said alcohol test on the boy proved negative. Police registered a case against the boy. Eyewitnesses said they saw the car with at least three boys driving at high speed on the lanes of Somasundar Nagar in DD colony.
Prakash, 55, working as an engineer in the Panchayatraj department was walking home after purchasing a milk packet. The boy suddenly saw Mr Prakash and to avoid hitting him he pulled the vehicle towards the right, and in the process he lost control and rammed into three other cars and a bike parked on the opposite side of the road and came to a halt.
“As soon as the car came to a halt the other three boys came out and ran away, while the boy at the wheel could not come out easily as he was stuck in his seat. We suspect they were drunk as there was an alcohol bottle in the vehicle,” an eye witness said.
Police rushed to the spot, apprehended the boy and registered a case for driving without license, causing grievous hurt endangering life and rash driving. A case was also booked against his father under Section 180 of the MV Act for allowing the boy to drive. The police seized the vehicle and the alcohol bottle.
“We conducted a breath analyser test on the boy and sent him for medical tests also. Both tests showed negative for alcohol. We are trying to find out if there were more people in the vehicle with the boy,” inspector A.P. Anand Kumar said. The absence of CCTV cameras in the area is making things difficult for the police. The boy was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board.