Vikarabad police arrested four youngsters for hitting Nawabpet Sub Inspector K Krishna with an SUV during vehicle checking at Ananthagiri Hills on early January 2. The youngsters, including two engineer students, made the rash decision fearing the cops would catch them for possessing marijuana.

The accident left Krishna’s left thigh fractured, and his colleagues rushed him to KIMS on Minister’s Road in Secunderabad. The police arrested the Tolichowki youngsters —engineering students Imran Ali Khan and Naveed, and degree dropouts Anwar and Sameer — for hitting the SI with the vehicle, they rented from Royal Motors in Shaikpet.

Imran Khan, who was driving the SUV, was proceeding towards Kotapally dam. He panicked after seeing the police, as they were carrying marijuana. The quartet suddenly took a reverse turn and switched off the headlights to proceed in the same route through which they came. In the process, they rammed into the Sub Inspector, who was on night duty.

Vikarabad Deputy Superintendent of Police A Sanjeeva Rao said that they booked a case under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 338 (causing grievous hurt) of IPC. The officers also added provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 against the quartet and arrested them. “We received marijuana from the arrested persons,” he said.

In a statement here, KIMS Hospitals Consultant Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgeon Dr IV Reddy said Krishna was brought to the hospital with grievous Injuries to the left thigh and soft tissue injuries to the right leg and near the right eyebrow. Though his condition is stable, his left thigh fracture needs major surgery and he will require a support rod.

The surgery is being planned for Friday, and the Sub Inspector will be discharged from hospital on Monday. “The SI will need walking aid for at least the next three months. He needs to walk without putting any weight on that leg,” Dr Reddy added.

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