A drunk youngster, an engineering student, allegedly killed his friend and injured two others after ramming his SUV into a parked car on Road No. 45 at Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hills on Sunday.
The accused was identified as K Karthik, student of Satyabhama Engineering College in Chennai, and the deceased, his friend, M Jatin Varma 21, a resident of Gachibowli studying in GITAM engineering college, Patancheru.
The incident occurred at 12.15 am when Karthik, along with his friends M Jatin Varma, Rohan and Nikhil, was driving towards Jubilee Hills from Park Hyatt hotel in Banjara Hills, after attending an event.
Karthik was reportedly driving the car at a high speed and failed to notice the parked car on the left side of the road and hit the car from behind, which led to the car overturning multiple times, reported Times of India.
Speaking to TOI, Jubilee Hills inspector K Purnachander said, “Karthik crashed his Ford Eco Sport into the Skoda and, after the collision, his car turned turtle.”
Police later shifted the injured to a nearby hospital where Jatin Varma succumbed to the injuries while undergoing treatment, while the others suffered minor injuries.
Police later did a breathanalyzer test to the driver, Karthik. In the test, his blood alcohol count (BAC) was at 80 mg/100 ml, determining that he was drunk.
DCP A Venkateswara Rao said to TOI, “The accused drove the car in a drunken condition and caused the accident.”
Police have seized the car and booked a case against Karthik under Sections 304-A (causing death due to rash or negligent act) and 337 (causing injuries due to rash or negligent act) of the IPC.
According to TOI, there were eight pending challans against the car, owned by Karthik’s father. The violations included sporting tinted glass, dangerous driving, speeding, wrong parking and disobeying orders.