The shocking news comes from Hyderabad that a 23-year old student died after ramming his vehicle against a road divider while trying to avoid hitting a stray dog near KBR National Park in Banjara Hills here on Monday.
The victim identified as Charan Yadav, which is a third-year business management student and resident of Ameerpet, He was returning from his friend’s house at around 7 am when a dog came in front of his bike.
Charan applied sudden brakes and lost his control of the vehicle while trying to save the dog life, but ended hitting the edge of a footpath. He died on the impact when he fell on the road. The dog was also killed in the accident. The biker was wearing a helmet, but due to the severe impact, he suffered serious injuries and died on the spot. Police suspect over-speeding led to the mishap.
Charan’s family was informed of the accident and the body was shifted to Osmania General Hospital for post-mortem. Police said that they are looking into the footage from CCTV cameras installed on the stretch to ascertain the exact reasons for the accident. The accident spot has also been cordoned off for further investigation.
The stretch from KBR Park to Jubilee Hills check post is usually considered an accident-prone zone. With the increase in the number of street dogs in the area, both dogs and humans have suffered due to road accidents. There have been many reports in the past where street dogs often become roadkill and humans involved in accidents due to over-speeding in this area.
The tragic incident is a striking reminder to civic officials of Hyderabad that they have failed in curbing the stray dog population in the city. Apart from this, the city lacks strict road rules to keep a check on over-speeding.