Hyderabad Man Hits Farmer, Drives Around With Body on Car Roof

Bizarre: 25-year-old hits elderly farmer, “unknowingly” drives around with the dead body on his car’s roof.

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The dead man atop the car. (Photo: The News Minute)

Adding to the horror of highway deaths in India, a farmer from Nalagonda district near Hyderabad, was not only hit by a car, but his body was carried on the roof of the same car as far as 20 km on Saturday. As complicated as it can get, the accused duo is still in denial.

Following a complaint by the victim’s relative Bhupal Reddy, a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder was registered at Narketpally police station and the body was handed over to the family after post-mortem.

The incident happened when the farmer was trying to cross the road to reach his farmland on the other side.

Police on the spot. (Photo: The News Minute)
Police on the spot. (Photo: The News Minute)

The car was being driven by a wristwatch dealer Md Raheem Khan, a native of Nampally in Hyderabad. He and his colleague Md Shahbad Khab were heading towards Suryapet to deliver watches. The incident happened at around 12 pm, Reddy was crossing the road to reach his farm at Choutuppal. The 62-year-old farmer, Venkat Reddy, was found dead on the roof when the speeding car was finally stopped.

CH Murthy Rao, Sub-Inspector, Narketpally Police Station

The 62-year-old farmer, Venkat Reddy, was found dead on the roof when the speeding car was finally stopped. (Photo: The News Minute)
The 62-year-old farmer, Venkat Reddy, was found dead on the roof when the speeding car was finally stopped. (Photo: The News Minute)

“The duo claims that they were unaware of the body on the roof until the passers-by stopped their car and pointed out. The post mortem report says that the old man died on the spot because of multiple injuries,” Rao added.

According to the police, Reddy, a resident of Narketpally in Nalgonda district located on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway, was hit by an over-speeding Maruti Ritz with registration number AP 09BY 2725. 25-year-old Khan drove the car at such high speed that the deceased was mounted on its roof and fearing that he would be caught by people, he drove the car with Reddy on the roof for over 20 km.

While Reddy’s children are settled abroad, he continued farming on his land even at the age of 62.

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