Hyderabad: In a first, a father and his minor son were booked by Hyderabad Police under ‘Culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ for killing a 14-month-old in a road accident.

Bowenpally police have booked one Hasan for allowing his minor son to drive the car sans license, resulting in the death of an infant besides critically injuring 3 from a single-family. 

The facts of the case are, Ms Chiru Kuri Sandhya, a resident of KPHB along with her twin Madhav and Maha Dev, both 14 –months –old and her mother Nagamani were on their way to a relative’s house. They boarded an auto-rickshaw driven by one Korra Raju. On their route to Yapral, travelling via Diary farm road at about 3 PM Sunday, the auto was hit by a speeding car approaching in the opposite direction. A minor (Son of Hasan ) was behind the wheels.

The FIR states, “ The minor driving a Maruthi S Cross bearing No. TS 09EN 1987 was speeding from Indira Nagar towards Diary farm X road. Out of negligence, the driver who was in the opposite direction of the auto, rammed into it, besides other two adjacent vehicles. This resulted in a head injury to 14-month-old Madhav who subsequently succumbed, while Sandhya, Maha Dev and grandmother Nagamani continue to lie in a critical condition.

Bowenapally Inspector Mr Chandrasheakar explained, “ The driver was a 16-year-old without a valid license. His father Hasan knowing the norms had given his car to his minor son and due to his negligence a family lost their son”.

He further adds A case under death by negligence  304 (ii),  Voluntary causing hurt – 324, 326, 109 of the Indian Penal code has been booked besides 180, 181 and 184 of the motor vehicle act. This is the first time we have booked a case under culpable homicide not amounting to murder”.

The father and the son were remanded a day after the incident. While the surviving victims are critical.

In 2016, tragedy struck a family who lost loved ones from 3 generations in an alleged drunk driving accident at Punjagutta. Memories 10-year-old P. Ramya who was killed in a road accident by alleged drunk drivers are still afresh. Three years later here is an incident where an entire family is battling with life.


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