Any student in the Cyberabad limits indulging in drunken driving might have their college admission cancelled, according to the latest plans by the city police to implement strict measures against the menace.
Reporting for The New Indian Express, Mouli Mareedu writes that the police have decided to write to college/school managements to cancel admission of students, if any student is caught in drunken driving.
“We have caught 200 persons who were driving vehicle in inebriated state. Apart from imposing penalty, we have provided counselling to students in the presence of their family members. We have taken a decision on drunken drivers especially those who are students/minors,” Cyberabad East police commissioner Mahesh M Bhagavat told TNIE.
This comes in the backdrop of the death of 9-year-old Ramya, who died after her car was hit by allegedly drunk students.
P Ramya was a class IV student who met with an accident while she was returning home after completing her first day at school. Their car was hit by another car driven by Shraveel, an engineering student who was allegedly drunk and driving along with five of his friends, who were present in the car when the accident took place.
Rajesh, Ramya’s paternal uncle died on the spot while her mother Radhika, another uncle and grandfather Madhusudhana Chary were admitted to the hospital.
Ramya's grandfather also succumbed to his injuries.
Bhagvat also told TNIE:
“If students/minors are caught in drunken driving, the police mark them as ‘traffic rules violators’ in police records. When the students want to get passports to visit foreign countries for their higher studies, or if they are selected for government jobs, their offences will come out during police verification affecting their career."