Hyderabad student dies in road accident, friend booked to loan bike

Hyderabad: A 20-year-old Dental College student identified as Ms. Adhi Reshma died in an accident at KPHB colony in Cyberabad after a high-speed truck crushed her in the wee hours of Sunday.

As she did not have a driver’s license, the police closed a homicide case against her friend for giving her a scooter when she knew she did not have a license. The driver of the truck was also convicted of causing death due to careless driving.

According to the police, Mr. Adhi Reshma is from Badwel in Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh and a student at HKESS Nijalingappa Dental College in Gulbarga in Karnataka. On Friday February 20, she came to Hyderabad to meet her friend Sreeja, who resides at KPHB. On Saturday evening, Reshma, Sreeja and other friends Mamatha, Ajay Singh and Sravan Kumar went to GSM Mall in Madinaguda to watch a movie.

After watching the movie, at around 11:40 p.m., as they were returning to the KPHB settlement on two-wheelers, Reshma lost her balance on her scooter when a tanker overtook her at high speed and fell on the road. A truck coming from behind crushed Reshma and she died instantly. After the accident, the truck driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene, KPHB police said.

During the investigation, police discovered that Reshma’s friend Ajay Kumar gave her the scooter even though he knew she did not have a driver’s license. Reshma was also not wearing a helmet, police said.

Police initiated a case against Ajay Kumar under IPC Article 304 (ii) and truck driver Krishna was convicted under IPC Article 304-A.

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