In a shocking incident that came to light on Wednesday, a speeding car hit a man on the highway in Telangana’s Mahbubnagar and kept going for around 3 km with the body on its roof on Monday night.
The driver, eventually stopped by locals, escaped. He has been identified as Rajashree Reddy.
The man who was hit was 38-year-old Srinivasulu, a labourer crossing the road near a bus stand around 8.30 pm. He was hit so hard by the Chevrolet car coming from Kurnool that he was flung in the air and thrown onto the roof of the vehicle.
Instead of stopping, the driver accelerated and kept speeding until the red car was spotted by bikers who called the police. Disturbing visuals showed blood dripping down the windscreen.
“We received information that a car carrying a dead body on its top was going towards Hyderabad,” said a senior police officer.
When the police and local villagers caught up, the driver jumped out and ran away, abandoning the smashed up and blood-splattered car.
The police say the car belongs to a Hyderabad industrialist, Kistapati Chandrakala.