“The bus was new, its brakes were working. The medical report states that Kirdat was under the influence of alcohol. The accident took place as he fell asleep,” said Nandkumar Thakur, additional superintendent of police, Ratnagiri.
Kirdat consumed alcohol in Goa and did not drive till the bus reached Sindhudurg district. “The other driver, who died in the crash, drove till Kudal. Then, Kirdat took over,” Thakur said.