HYDERABAD: The class III girl, who survived a ghastly accident on Banjara Hills Road No 3 on Friday, was declared 'brain dead’ on Saturday. Seven-year-old Ramya, who was returning from first day of school at Hyderguda with her parents, uncle and grandfather, was admitted to NIMS hospital after the car in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding car that lost control near a sharp-curved bottle neck near Chutneys.
“Doctors have declared her brain dead. Talks regarding organ donation is underway,” said SI G Ravinder of Banjara Hills. Meanwhile, driver of the car that caused the accident, Shraveel, was on Saturday arrested and remanded to judicial custody.
The case registered on Friday on charges of death caused by negligence has been altered to 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ under Section 302(2) of the IPC. Five of his friends and four others in the other car, who sustained injuries are undergoing treatment.
The accused Shraveel and his friends Surya, Vishnu, Ashwin, Allen Joseph and Sai Ramesh are all first year engineering students of Keshav Memorial Engineering college in Narayanguda. They were returning in a Hyundai i20 car after watching a movie at Cinemax in Banjara Hills. The accused and his friends had consumed alcohol before going for the movie, said police.
Drunk driving checks in afternoon
A person behind wheel may land behind the bars if found driving drunk in Hyderabad, especially on weekend nights. But, certainly not in the afternoons. Notwithstanding a drive against drunken driving Hyderabad traffic police had started the initiative in Oct last. Though this was started and much appreciated, the initiative was not being practiced in the last several months.
The statistics available with Hyderabad traffic police show as many as 7,696 cases of drunk driving have been registered in first six months of the year.
“We do not check any one in afternoons. If we suspect anybody is drunk, we check the person,” said a traffic cop, refusing to divulge details on why the day-time drive was shelved.