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City Cops Vow To Prevent Drunken Driving Accidents

Aggrieved over the death of a young girl in a road accident on July 1, Police Commissioner Mahendar Reddy vowed to clamp down on drunken driving.
Hyderabad | 10th July 2016
Expressing grief over the death of nine-year-old Ramya today due to a road accident that happened on July 1 on the Panjagutta flyover, Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy said that the police had registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the driver K Shravil, who was driving the car without having a license, and under the influence of alcohol though he was under 21 (which is the legal permissible age for drinking).

The accused was arrested and sent to judicial remand, Reddy said.

Describing the girl's death as heart-breaking and most unfortunate, Reddy said that all the evidence, including the blood-alcohol-levels and CCTV footage, had been collected, and would prove the guilt of the accused in the trial court. A requisition had also been filed in the court to take the accused into police custody and conduct a Test Identification Parade, he said.

He also said that a report was being sent against the management of the pub (TGIF) which had served liquor to the youngsters in the car all of whom were below 21 years, to the Excise Commissioner for initiating legal action.

Reddy said that appropriate measures would be taken to prevent such tragic accidents in the future by coordinating with all the concerned departments.
filed in:  Drunken Driving, Accidents, Road Accidents, Crime, Hyderabad Crime, Police, Hyderabad Police, Mahender Reddy, Deaths, Courts, Legal
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