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AP Minister Narayana’s son, friend killed as Benz rams Metro pillar in Jubilee Hills

Hyderabad: AP Municipal Administration Minister Dr P. Narayana’s son Nishith Narayana, 22, and his friend Raja Ravi Varma, 23, were killed after their Benz rammed a Metro pillar on Road No 36 in Jubilee Hills in the early hours on Wednesday.
According to preliminary reports, Nishith Narayana and Ravi Varma, son of businessman M M Krishna, were returning home after attending a party at around 2.45 am in a Benz car (TS07 FK7117). The car rammed a Metro pillar at a high speed. Due to heavy rain in the city, the area was filled with water and darkness with no street lights. Both of them were rushed to the nearby Apollo hospitals where the doctors declared them dead.
Nishith was one of the directors of Narayana Group of Institutions. The cause of accident is believed to be due to high speed. Though the doctors said they were not drunk. Nishith, born on July 4, 1994, is survived by parents and two sisters. The body was being shifted to Nellore and the funeral will be performed on Thursday.
Minister Narayana, who is on a tour in London, is reported to have returned after being informed of the tragedy. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Ministers, MLAs and party leaders expressed grief over the death of Nishith. Most of them left for Hyderabad to console the family.
Telangana Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao rushed to the Apollo Hospital and consoled the family members. Several leaders, including IT Minister KT Rama Rao, Jana Sena president actor Pawan Kalyan and others condoled the death. Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu expressed grief at the tragedy. Leader of Opposition in AP Assembly and YSR Congress Party chief YS agan Mohan Reddy expressed shock over the death of Nishith and his friend. He expressed his deep-felt condolences to the bereaved families.
Apollo Hospital forensic expert Dr Surender Reddy, who examined the bodies of Nishith and Raja Ravi Varma, released a medical report and confirmed that the cause of the accident was due to high speed at which the car was being driven at the time of fatal accident. Though some eye-witnesses said the youths were drunk, the Apollo doctors said they found no remnants of alcohol in their bodies. Nishith sustained grievous injuries on chest and died instantly. His lever and lungs were totally damaged as the youths wore no seat belts. Dr Surender Reddy felt the two died within 10 minutes of the accident. The post-mortem was conducted by the doctors of Osmania General Hospital at the Apollo Hospital.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad city West Zone Deputy Commissioner Venkateshwara Rao said the youth met with death only due to rash and reckless driving near Peddamma Temple in Jubilee Hills. He said the impact was severe that the car after hitting the Metro pillar swerved back a few yards. The night patrolling police men, who rushed to the spot in the heavy rain, extricated the bodies with the help of GHMC personnel after breaking open the car doors, the DCP said.
It is strongly believed that heavy rain accompanied with strong winds lashing the city might be responsible for the ghastly accident. Heavy rain lashed parts of the city like Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Madhapur, Punjagutta, Ameerpet, Yusufguda, Khairatabad, Begumpet and Secunderabad. Eye-witnessed said there were strong winds in the city at the time of the accident. The CC footage released by the police showed clearly that the speeding car hitting the Metro pillar. (NSS)