A 23-year-old techie in Hyderabad died on Saturday when the bike that she was on, hit the divider when she was returning home.
The deceased, identified as Aditi Ranka, was travelling with her friend Prasanna Purwar, (23), who was seriously injured.
Both of them reportedly worked at Deloitte.
According to reports, the duo, along with other colleagues had gone out on Friday night to a pub in Jubilee Hills. They left in the early hours of Saturday, and Prasanna offered to drop Aditi.
The accident took place when they were heading home, near a curve on the Kothaguda-Gachibowli Road.
"The road is curved towards the left. Due to high speed he did not see the curve and hit the divider. As a result Aditi fell in the other lane, suffered a serious head injury, and died on the spot. Prasanna who was wearing a helmet suffered fractures on his hands and legs and an injury on the head," Raidurgam SI G. Rajashekar told Deccan Chronicle.
The DC report also adds that the duo could have been intoxicated at the time of the accident.
The Times of India reported that Aditi hailed from Madhya Pradesh and had come to Hyderabadaround right months ago, to join Deloitte. She was staying at Telecom Colony in Gachibowli, while Prasanna stayed at Gachibowli.
Prasanna, who is now in the hospital, is reported to be stable.
Drunkendriving is a serious cause of concern in Hyderabad, with fresh cases being reported almost every other day, and the police a hapless lot, despite several preventive measures in place.
Last week, a private bus driver arrested by the police registered a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) that was almost 16 times the permissible limit.
A breathalyzer test showed his BAC to be 474 mg/100 ml against the permissible limit of 30 mg/100 ml.
This despite the police having held several awareness programmes and meetings with bar and pub owners, asking them not to serve liquor to people under 21, and to ensure only the sober get to go behind the wheel.