A US-based software engineer from Hyderabad was killed after a four-wheeled All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) he was riding overturned at a resort in Telangana's Vikarabad district, police said on Wednesday.
45-year-old Arvind Kumar Peechara was riding the bike in the Hills and Valley Adventures Resort at Godamaguda, a short drive away from Hyderabad, when the incident occurred on Monday. The death came to light on Wednesday after police registered a case on a complaint by Arvind's friends.
The techie, who was apparently riding the bike without a guide, tumbled as it was sliding down a small mound. The vehicle also overturned and fell on him. He sustained a grievous injury on head and was rushed to a hospital at Vikarabad, where doctors declared him brought dead.
The techie, who was based in Dallas, was vacationing along with friends. Vibha, a non-profit organization that supports the education of underprivileged children in India and the US, condoled the death of Peechara.
According to a Facebook post by Vibha, he earlier worked as Action Center Coordinator at Vibha Dallas and was also a former Vibha Project Lead for the Devnar Foundation for Blind.
"Arvind was a tireless advocate for child rights. His passion, sincerity and eagerness to make a difference was instrumental in strengthening Vibha in Dallas and still continues to inspire us. To Arvind volunteering was about the change the volunteer feels within as much as it was about the change he or she enables. We will deeply miss him," it said.
"We request you to keep Arvind's family, friends and fellow volunteers in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time," it added.
The police said that a case had been registered against the management of the resort and further investigation was underway.