Drunk rider hits, kills 70YO pedestrian in Kondapur

The Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test showed his alcohol level was 107 mg/100 ml of blood - the legally permissible limit is only 30 mg/100 ml of blood.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  7 Nov 2021 7:44 AM GMT
Drunk rider hits, kills 70YO pedestrian in Kondapur

Hyderabad: In a fatal road accident on Thursday, a drunken man on a motorbike hit a pedestrian who was trying to cross the road near Mahalaxmi Mobile Sales and Service shop in Raghavendra Colony in Kondapur, Gachibowli. The pedestrian, identified as 70-year-old T. Koteshwara Rao, succumbed to injuries.

Sangishetty Khaseem (34) was driving his motorbike under the influence of alcohol when he hit Rao. The Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test showed his alcohol level was 107 mg/100 ml of blood - the legally permissible limit is only 30 mg/100 ml of blood.

The police said Khaseem rashly drove his uninsured vehicle under the influence of alcohol knowing clearly that it was highly dangerous and can cause serious accidents. This amounted to culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The Gachibowli police registered a case under section 304 (II) of the IPC and sections 187 and 196 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. The accused has been arrested and remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. An investigation is underway.

Interestingly, recently the Telangana High Court in a related judgment had clarified that the police do not have the power to seize vehicles driven by intoxicated people.

The Cyberabad traffic police have requested the public to introspect on these and start behaving responsibly while driving any vehicle on public roads in view of road safety.

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