The police said that the two accused were in the real estate business, and hailed from wealthy families.

Drunk man crashes BMW into footpath at Hyds Banjara Hills two arrestedImage for representation
news Crime Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 09:03

The Banjara Hills police in Hyderabad arrested two persons after a BMW car being drunk under the influence of alcohol, went out of control, and rammed into a footpath near the Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital on Saturday.

According to media reports, two people were present in the car, both of whom fled the scene after removing the number plate from the car.

Following this, police arrested the driver and the car owner, identified as B. Mahesh (19), and Nitinesh (27), respectively. 

The Deccan Chronicle reported that Mahesh, a business management student, entered the real estate business a few months ago and had attended a party on Friday night.

After the party, Mahesh reportedly borrowed Nitinesh's BMW while drunk, to drop an unidentified woman friend at Punjagutta, and lost control of the vehicle. 

The incident happened at around 3am. 

The DC report adds that the police initially registered a case of vehicle damage, and traced the owner of the vehicle later. 

The Times of India reported that the police caught Nitinesh when he was was towing away the BMW with the help of mechanics early on Saturday morning, following which he confessed to them that Mahesh was driving the car. 

The TOI report adds that Mahesh's blood alcohol content (BAC) was beyond the permissible limit at 33mg/100ml, even at 10.30am on Saturday, when he arrived at the police station.

The police said that the two accused were in the real estate business, and hailed from wealthy families. 

Last month, a youth died and two others critically injured when a car in which they were travelling overturned after hitting the road divider at Banjara Hills.

According to police, the accident occurred on the busy Road Number 3 in upmarket Banjara Hills when the car was proceeding towards Jubliee Hills from Panjagutta.

The car was being driven at a high speed in a rash manner as it hit the divider at a curve and overturned, a police officer said. A crane was deployed to break the door to pull out the youth.

The deceased and the injured were said to be students of an engineering college. 

In another case of overspeeding, P Nishith, son of Andhra Pradesh's Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana, and his friend were killed in Jubliee Hills in May this year when a Mercedes Benz they were in, rammed into a pillar of the Hyderabad Metro Rail.


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