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10-year-old Hyderabad girl who was allegedly hit by drunk driver dies

india Updated: Jul 10, 2016 11:56 IST
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Ramya was returning from her first day from school with her family in their Santro when the car was hit an i-10 driven allegedly by an engineering student.(ANI)

A 10-year-old girl, who was battling for life since the past week after sustaining critical injuries when her car was hit by another vehicle driven allegedly by a drunk person near Punjagutta in Hyderabad, has died, police said on Sunday.

P Ramya, a class IV student who met with the accident while she was returning from school on the first day of new academic year on July 1, had slipped into coma. She succumbed to her injuries at a private hospital on Saturday night, they said.

Though doctors had declared her brain dead after she was admitted to the hospital, the girl was on ventilator support and succumbed to her injuries last night, Banjara Hills Police Station Sub-Inspector G Vinod Kumar said.

Rajesh, brother of Ramya’s father, had died on the spot on July 1 when an oncoming car hit a road divider and flung into air before falling on his four-wheeler, police earlier said.

Though Ramya was on the rear seat, she suffered multiple wounds in the accident.

Accused Shraveel, who was reportedly inebriated while driving the car that hit the vehicle in which Ramya was travelling, was arrested after the mishap and booked under IPC section 304 (II) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). The accused is currently in judicial custody.