Two days after the death of two police personnel -- a police Sub-Inspector (SI) and a trainee constable, in a road accident near Hyderabad, several questions are left unanswered.
Mohammed Khaleel (42), a Special Branch sub-inspector from Vikarabad district and Keerthi, a 24-year-old trainee constable, died on Saturday, after their car rammed into a tree near Hyderabad’s Himayat Sagar.
While Khaleel died on the spot, Keerthi succumbed to her injuries at a private hospital. Another constable, Mamatha, who also suffered grievous injuries is undergoing treatment.
While the accident was initially reported to have occurred due to poor visibility in the area, videos that have surfaced since, have raised more questions.
Besides trying to establish what the trio were doing together, the police are also checking their call records, to understand what happened before the accident.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that the police recovered a video shot by a passer-by, a few hours before the accident, which shows a car intercepting an RTC bus on the main road, and getting into an altercation with the bus driver.
The local media claimed that the person driving the car was Khaleel.
The DC report adds that the constables who had been waiting for Khaleel to pick them up, boarded an RTC bus towards Rajendranagar, following which the SI chased the bus and intercepted it so that the constables would get into his car.
However, investigators claimed otherwise.
“I have seen the CCTV footage of someone having an argument with RTC bus driver. But, it was not the SI. We are waiting for the trainee constable Mamata to recover so that her statement could be recorded. She is undergoing treatment and once she talks, we will know what happened,“ Rajendranagar SI K Venkat Reddy told the Times of India.
Mamata is still in the ICU, and is expected to give her statement soon.
The police have maintained that Khaleel was behind the wheels, and he lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree near the road, even as heavy rains lashed the area that day.