Five drunk drivers held for culpable homicide..
The Times of India Hyderabad|January 19, 2022
Accused Include AI Staffer & Friends, Truck Driver & His Employer

SAY NO TO DRUNK DRIVING

Hyderabad: Cyberabad police arrested five persons in two separate fatal road accident cases under the charge of culpable homicide. While an Air India staffer and two of his friends were arrested in a drunk driving accident causing the death of a cyclist at Masjid Banda, a truck driver and his employer were arrested for causing a fatal accident while driving without a license at Kukatpally.

At 5.45 am on December 31, a sedan driven by Shashank Shekar, a B.Com graduate and cabin crew of Air India hit a cyclist, Nithin Agarwal, 45, of Gachibowli and fatally injured him near Botanial Gardens on Kothaguda-Masjid Banda road. Agarwal succumbed to injuries on January 1 and his fellow cyclists, Sanjeet Srivastava and Rajiv Gajaria sustained minor injuries in the accident.

Police arrested Shashank for driving under the influence of alcohol as his BAC reading was 186 mg/100 ml. Police found that Shashank’s friends, Manabendra Roy, a cabin crew member of Air India and I Srikanth, a employee of Accenture in Pune were also in the car at the time of the mishap. “The trio consumed alcohol at Shashank’s flat in Masjid Banda on December 30 night and at 5.30 am on December 31, they went to Ayyappa Society for breakfast. While they were returning to Masjid Banda the accident occurred,” police said.

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