HYDERABAD: In yet another road accident on the Outer Ring Road (ORR), a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) employee died while his colleague suffered serious injuries while they were travelling in a car between Tukuguda and Ravirala on Sunday.
Pahadishareef police said Shiva Ram K,40, died, while Naveen Kumar, 25, was undergoing treatment at Yashoda hospital, Malakpet. Though there were no eye-witnesses, police suspect the Maruti Swift in which the two were travelling hit a vehicle ahead of them and later their car hit the median. Shiv Ram died on the spot, while the injured Naveen was shifted to hospital.
Shiv Ram and Naveen work at TCS, Adibatla campus. On Sunday, Naveen was not on duty and he first went to meet his friend at LB Nagar, whereas Shiv Ram did night shift on Saturday. “Shiv Ram, Naveen and their other colleague Vishal met at BN Reddy Nagar. From there, the trio reached TCS, Adibatla campus and Vishal disembarked as he was on duty on Sunday. The other two, who were residents of Chandanagar, started their journey from Adibatla and the mishap took place on the ORR,” Pahadishareef sub-inspector Mahender said.
According to police, Shiv Ram was at the wheel when the mishap took place and the victims were identified based on the ID cards recovered from the car. The front portion of the car was badly damaged, which indicates that the Swift hit some vehicle ahead of it.
In another case, a three-year-old boy died when the car in which he was travelling with his parents, was hit by an RTC bus at Burlagate, Shadnagar on Sunday. Shadnagar police said the car in which the victims were travelling had a breakdown. Ambriya Naik was attending to repairs, while his wife Sumithra, daughter Vaishnavi, son Manikanta and neighbour Shekar were seated inside the car. An RTC bus of Mahabubnagar depot coming from the rear hit the parked car and all occupants suffered injuries. They were shifted to hospital, where the boy succumbed.
At Hakeempet bus depot, a bus driver, Fakeera,55, who was drinking water at a water tank on the depot premises, died after a mechanic drove a bus negligent and hit the driver, who got crushed between the bus and the water tank. Jawaharnagar police said the mechanic, Venkataiah, escaped from the spot, while Fakeera, who was a resident of Yadadri district, died on the spot.