Two police personnel -- a police Sub-Inspector (SI) and a trainee constable, were killed in a road accident on Saturday, after their car rammed into a tree near Hyderabad’s Himayat Sagar.
The accident is reported to have occurred due to poor visibility in the area.
The mishap occurred at around 6:30 pm on Saturday, when the SI and two other constables were on their way to Vikarabad, The Hindu. reported.
The deceased were identified as Mohammed Khaleel (42), a Special Branch sub-inspector from Vikarabad district and Keerthi, a 24-year-old trainee constable.
While Khaleel died on the spot, Keerthi succumbed to her injuries at a private hospital at around 10:30 pm, while being treated. Another constable, Mamatha, who also suffered grievous injuries is still undergoing treatment.
Khaleel, Keerthi and Mamatha were undergoing training at the Telangana State Police Academy.
As it was a long weekend and the police officers had a few holidays, Khaleel was going home to his family, and offered to take the two women along, and drop them in his car, TNIE reported.
The police said that Khaleel was behind the wheels, and he lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree near the road, as heavy rains that lashed the area, resulted in poor visibility.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that Khaleel was a native of Vikarabad district, and is survived by wife and two children.
A retired Army man, Khaleel joined the police force in 2012 as an SI and was undergoing training at the police academy in Narsingi.