'Drunk' college girl runs over man sleeping on footpath in Hyderabad
A college student ran over a man who was sleeping on a footpath in Kushaiguda under Rachakonda police limits, Hyderabad.
The girl, a student of a prestigious engineering college, was accompanied by three others in the car at the time of the incident.
The deceased was a cobbler and was sleeping outside his shop when he was crushed by the speeding vehicle.
According to police, the 19-year-old girl was returning after a late night party with her friends when she lost control of the car. She was allegedly in an inebriated state, said police.
The car crossed the road divider and hit the footpath on the other side of the road.
K Ashok (30) sustained critical injuries and was rushed to the government-run Gandhi Hospital, where he succumbed. The incident occurred after midnight in the DAE Colony here.
People who gathered at the spot alleged that the police were trying to shield the students, as the girl who was driving the Skoda car is the daughter of a police officer.
Police said they have registered a case and were conducting further investigations. The CCTV footage in the area was being scanned.
(With IANS inputs)