A day after four students from the Osmania Medical College died and many suffered injuries in a bus accident, more details point towards the driver's alleged responsibility in the crash.
The accident happened at around 11 pm at Gollapudi in Krishna District in Vijayawada, as the bus was returning from KIMS Amalapuram medical college with students returning from a sports meet.
''This accident took place because of the negligence of the driver from Dhanunjaya travels. The driver was drunk and was over speeding the bus and the accident happened. All the students who were travelling in the bus requested the driver to drive slowly but he didn't listen to them. He also died on the spot,â€ť officials told The News Minute.
The driver has since been booked under various sections of the IPC.
Speaking to The Hindu, one of the students said that the driver could have been afraid that the students would hand him over to the police along with the cleaner, who was earlier caught stealing the mobile phones of the students.
"Actually both of the cleaner and the driver planned it together, but the students told the driver that only the cleaner would be handed over to the police. The driver must have guessed that the truth about him would also come out once the police gets involved and for this reason he was afraid of stopping the bus," the student said.
â€śWhile the argument was going on between the medicos and the driver, he veered the bus off the road to avoid crashing into a road median, and hit a tree. Those standing in the aisle of the bus and the driver were killed on the spot,â€ť another student told Deccan Chronicle.