Hyderabad: Friendship day ended in a tragedy for four friends when the car they were traveling in went out of control and crashed into the boulders on the roadside at Madinaguda killing Ashritha, an engineering student studying in Canada, here on Sunday midnight. Police suspect drunk driving led to the mishap.
According to the police, Abhishek, a third year student from a business school in Shankarpally and a resident of Madinaguda, along with his friends Satyaprakash, Tharuni and Ashritha, all former college mates at a business school, had met for dinner. While Satyaprakash and Tharuni were working in private firms, Ashritha, from Tellapur, was pursuing MTech in Canada.
Abhishek picked the others from Tellapur and went to a pub in Kondapur in the night. They are suspected to have partied, where Abhishek is believed to have consumed alcohol. After having dinner, they left the place around 11:30pm.
Police said while returning, Abhishek who was driving the car in an inebriated condition towards Kondapur, lost control of the steering wheel and went on to crash into the boulders on the right side of the road.
“After crashing, the car rolled multiple times before falling on the roadside. Abhishek and Satyaprakash, who were seated in the front escaped with minor injuries as the airbags in the car got activated. Ashritha, who was seated on the backseat on the right side fell on the road as the door opened,” said an official.
She suffered grievous bleeding injuries on the head and other parts of the body and was immediately shifted to a private hospital, where she was declared brought dead. Tharuni, who suffered grievous injuries is in critical condition.
The Gachibowli police booked a case for negligence causing death and injuries against Abhishek, who is yet to be arrested.
The body was shifted to the hospital for autopsy.