Hyderabad: Bike-borne trio dies on spot in road mishap

Accident occurred when they were trying to overtake a car.

In a ghastly accident, three engineering students died on the spot after the bike they were riding on reportedly rammed into a Metro Rail pillar at Mettuguda on late Monday night. The deceased were identified as N. Prithvi Raj, 21, a BTech second year student of MGIT (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology) B. Uday, 24, and Uday Reddy, 21, students of GNIT (Guru Nanak Institute of Technology) of Ibrahimpatnam.

The three had been friends since Class X and were from the same native place, said a relative, adding that they were heading towards Secunderabad from Uppal, riding triples.

The mishap occurred when they were trying to overtake a car.

Speaking to this newspaper, D. Jaswanth, Prithvi's uncle, said that the trio was heading to Paradise area to eat at a tiffin centre which stays open till late night.

Uday Reddy was riding his bike, while B. Uday was seated behind him and Prithvi sat as the third pillion rider. None of them were wearing helmets.

“The accident occurred around 2 am. We are assuming that they came in contact and decided to meet. It was only later that we learnt that they had gone towards Paradise from their friend’s place in Uppal, looking for food. We were called to the hospital by the person who helped to get the bodies there.

“He said that they all died on the spot, and it all happened within seconds, such was the impact with which they rammed into the metro pillar.”

“Only after the autopsy reports come out can we say whether they were drunk or not.

“Uday possessed a driving licence and they were riding at a high speed, probably because it was late night and the roads were comparatively empty. While trying to overtake a car, they rammed into the Metro pillar,” said Lalaguda police inspector, G. Srinivasu.

Based on a complaint from Uday Reddy’s uncle, Mr Venudhar Reddy, the Lalaguda police booked a case under Section 304 A (death by negligence) of IPC and shifted the bodies for postmortem.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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