HYDERABAD: In a first of its kind, the Rachakonda police have registered cases on passengers for encouraging a driver to man the vehicle in a drunken state.
In a recent incident, a car driven by a drunk driver hit a student who died while undergoing treatment. Hayatnagar police have arrested four persons including two students for rash driving, under influence, and hitting a student. The accident took place at Abdulpurmet of Hayatnagar police limits on March 1.
Based on instructions given by Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh M Bhagavat, the Hayatnagar police registered cases under section 304 (Part 2) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) instead of routine 304-A (negligent driving causing death) IPC,” said Hayatnagar cop J Narender Goud.
Police arrested four persons - K Karthik Kumar, Ch Machendra, P Mahesh and S Isaac. On March 1, P Narsimha Goud lodged a complaint with the police stating that a car in which some persons were travelling hit P Vijay Goud, 17, a diploma first year student.
The police have registered cases against passengers as co-accused for causing the mishap.