Hyderabad: The over speeding Mercedes that killed the Secunderabad Club manager at Cyber Towers junction on 13 November night belonged to YSRCP MLA Katasani Rami Reddy's son, the cops investigating the case had found.
In a horrific accident, a club manager was killed while his wife suffered grievous injuries when a techie driving a Mercedes Benz while under the influence rammed the former's bike after jumping the signal at the Cyber Towers junction in Madhapur.
The techie was identified as Mancham Kashi Vishwanath. Police said he was not only driving at a high speed but also jumped the signal at the junction.
Speaking to NewsMeter, the Madhapur Traffic Inspector said, "The car belonged to YSRCP MLA Katasani Rami Reddy's son, Obul Reddy. On 13 November, Obul Reddy asked his friend Kashi Vishwanath to pick his car up from a garage. The techie joined by his friend Kaushik, reportedly consumed alcohol at home and then visited a pub in Jubilee hills. The duo later picked up the Mercedez and were on their way from Madhapur to Kukatpally when they caused the mishap."
The cops confirmed that Obul Reddy was in Kadapa at the time of the accident.
The Madhapur police registered a case against Kashi Vishwanath and charged him with culpable homicide not amounting to murder and started an investigation.
In view of the increasing number of drunk drive cases resulting in fatal accidents, Commissioner of Police V.C. Sajjanar and his deputy for traffic Vijay Kumar, has directed each traffic station to increase checks during night hours.
Deputy Commissioner of Police –Cyberabad Traffic police Vijay Kumar said, "Apart from having the valid driving license, the public shall also have knowledge and skill of driving vehicles on different roads and circumstances.Also, needless to mention, the persons driving any vehicle shall not be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol and the management of the pubs and bars shall not knowingly be blind to this dangerous and illegal activity. They shall urge their customers and make necessary arrangements for their safe journey".