A female student of Hyderabad Central University was killed and two techies were injured in a car crash on Outer Ring Road on the city outskirts early on Tuesday, police said.
Ananya Goel, (22), hailing from Uttar Pradesh's Shamli, was on long drive with her two friends after celebrating one of their birthdays, when the accident occurred.
According to police, the car overturned near Burjugadda under Shamshabad Rural police station limits while they were on their way to Gachibowli from Pedda Amberpet.
Ananya, Nikhita and Nitin, whose birthday it was, sustained grievous injuries and were shifted to a corporate hospital where Ananya succumbed. Nikhita and Nitin were undergoing treatment.
â€śDue to the impact of the crash, Ananya sustained injuries on the head and other body parts, and was declared brought dead at a private hospital, while Nitin and Nikhitha who were sitting in the front escaped with injuries as they were wearing seat belts,â€ť a police officer told DC.
Police said the car was being driven at a high speed and this led to the accident. They registered a case and were investigating.
Details will be known after recording the statement of the injured, a police official said.
Police shifted the body to government-run Osmania Hospital and informed Ananya's family about the accident. She was pursuing MA at the HCU.
The police said that they suspect it to be a case of drunk driving, as empty liquor bottles were found at the location of the accident. However, this is yet to be confirmed.
â€śBlood samples of the injured have been collected to determine whether they had consumed liquor,â€ť an investigating official told reporters.
A case has been registered against the driver under sections 304A (Causing death by negligence) and 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC.