The Hyderabad High Court on Friday granted bail to R Shravil, an engineering student who was driving the car in the road accident that killed three people including nine-year-old Ramya, in July this year.
The court reportedly granted bail as the police had failed to file chargesheet in the case.
The Times of India reported:
Telangana additional public prosecutor D Ram Reddy opposed the bail saying that the police could not file the chargesheet within 90 days on account of non-arrival of a report from forensic science lab. The police had registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder by invoking Section 304-Part II of Indian Penal Code against the petitioner, who resorted to rash and negligent driving under the influence of alcohol, the APP said.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that the counsel for the petitioner told the court that his client had been in judicial custody for more than 90 days and his continuation in custody will ruin his education as he is doing an engineering course.
The accident occured on July 1.
The day of the accident was Ramyaâ€™s first at St. Annâ€™s School in West Maredpally. Her whole family â€“ parents, grandfather, and two uncles â€“ had gone to pick her up. But on the way back, a car fell onto their vehicle after colliding with a road median.
The car that fell onto Ramyaâ€™s familyâ€™s vehicle was being driven by an allegedly drunk Shravil (20).
While Ramya's uncle died on the spot, Ramya slipped into a coma and succumbed to her injuries after being put on a ventilator for a week.
Her grandfather also passed away soon after being treated for 18 days.
The bail was granted even as another alleged drunk driving case in the city, on Sunday, left a five-year-old girl in a coma with severe head injuries and her mother critical.
The incident took place at around 10 pm on Sunday when Sri Devi and her daughter Sanjana were crossing the road from the bus stop at Pedda Amberpet near Hayathnagar and a drunk driver who was speeding on the highway hit the duo.
Reports suggest that the accused had stopped on the highway to purchase the liquor before continuing to drive on the road, despite it being Gandhi Jayanthi, a mandated dry day.
The accused left the car at the spot and fled the scene. They were arrested on Monday night.