Hyderabad: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of KPHB police station, who was severely injured in an accident at a checkpoint on Sunday night, breathed his last in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Identified as A Mahipal Reddy, his family donated his vital organs.
On Sunday night, the KPHB police team was conducting drunken drive checks near Nizampet. However, a youth identified as Srujan, who was driving a Creta Car, tried to flee. In the process, he hit a tree injuring a home guard and a woman.
ASI A Mahipal Reddy, who was night round officer, rushed to the spot. When he was examining the car, a speedy cab rammed into Mahipal Reddy and knocked him down. He received severe injuries on his head and other body parts. The cab sped away from the spot.
Mahipal Reddy was rushed to Holistic hospital. Later he was shifted to a corporate hospital at Kondapur for specialized treatment.
He had internal bleeding and was placed on life support. Despite the best efforts by a team of doctors, he could not be revived. After doctors declared him dead, his family members decided to donate his organs.
Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy, Commissioner VC Sajjanar, and all top officials of Cyberabad police participated in his final rights at Bandlaguda Jagir on the city outskirts.
Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said section 304 II of IPC will be added to FIR and those involved will be arrested.
"Not only in this case, but strict action will be initiated against all those who violate traffic rules and particularly those involved in drunken driving. We urge people to follow the rules and not drive vehicles in a drunken condition and put other lives in danger," he said.