Hyderabad: Five days after the fatal accident reported at Cyber towers junction, that killed a young club manager and seriously injured his wife, accused techie Manchem Kasi Viswanath and his friend Koushik Reddy have been sentenced to 14 days of judicial remand.
On the intervening night of 12th November 2020, a horrific accident at Cyber towers junction was captured on CCTV camera. An over-speeding Benz car rammed into a royal en-field resulting in the biker's death.
The investigation found that the Benz car is owned by YSRCP MLA YSRCP MLA Katasani Rami Reddy's son Obul Reddy. Cops explained "Accused M Kasi Viswanath along with his friend Soma Koushik Reddy consumed alcohol at Koushik's house and later went to Arunachala car workshop situated at Kondapur to collect the Benz car ( AP 39EH0555). On their return, the duo visited Club Rouge pub and consumed more alcohol and purchased cigarette from lucky restaurant. They smoked cannabis".
Further added, "Accused Kasi Viswanath instigated his co-passenger Koushik Reddy to increase the speed resulting in them jumping the red signal. At the junction the Benz Car rammed into a royal en-field killing rider Goutham Dev Gadai (36) and seriously injuring his wife Swetha Sravani (32)".
A case has been registered under 304 part-II, 337 , 109 of the Indian Penal Code and section 184, 185, 187 of Motor Vehicle Act and section 20 (b) of NDPS.
"Though knowing clearly that driving a car under the influence of alcohol and drugs is highly dangerous, the duo have resorted to reckless driving. This amounts to culpable homicide not amounting to murder" said Vijay Kumar- Deputy Commissioner of Police – Cyberabad Traffic.
The Cyberabad Traffic police appeals to the public to follow speed limits while driving . Apart from having a valid license, the public shall also have knowledge about other rules under the MV Act. Further it is reiterated that any person driving a vehicle on city roads should not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the officer adds.