Hyderabad: In a suspected drunk and drive case, a woman died and another critically injured after the car they were travelling met with an accident under Gachibowli police station limits of Cyberabad Commissionerate late Sunday night. According to the police, as part of Friendship Day celebrations, four friends met for dinner and went to a club on Sunday and while they were on their way back home, met with the accident in which two of the friends escaped unhurt.
The four friends identified as Abishek (21), Sai Prakash, Aashritha and Tharuni, all aged 23, became friends while studying in a business school in Shankarpally. Except Abhishek, who was pursuing the third year, all the three finished their course. Subsequently, Aashritha went to Canada for higher studies and Sai Prakash and Tharuni worked in a private company.
As Sunday was Friendship Day, all of them decided to meet. Abhishek, who is a resident of Madinaguda went to Tellapur, along with Sai Prakash to pick-up two other friends. "All four of them went to a pub at Kondapur near Hitex Kaman and had dinner together at around 11:30 pm on Sunday. After partying for some time, they decided to return home," said the Gachibowli police.
They were on their way to Tellapur to drop Aashritha. When they reached Kondapur High Tension Road after crossing My Home Mangala, Abhishek who was driving the car at high speed under the influence of alcohol, lost control and rammed the vehicle into a boulder on the roadside. Due to the impact, the car turned turtle several times before coming to a halt.
Aashritha and Tharuni who sat in rear seats fell on the road and received severe injuries and immediately shifted to KIMS Hospital Kondapur. The duty doctor declared Aashritha dead on arrival whereas Tharuni is undergoing treatment and said to be in a critical condition. Abhishek and Sai Prakash who were sitting in the front of the car escaped unharmed as the airbags opened after the accident.
The Gachibowli police booked a case under 304-II IPC (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and further investigation is underway.
The four wheeler bearing registration number TS 07EV4799 which was involved in the accident had two traffic challans pending including over speeding in Cyberabad Commissionerate limits and irregular number plate in Hyderabad Commissionerate limits....