Drunk doctor in BMW mows down teen florist

BENGALURU: An allegedly ran his over a 17-year-old youth on in the city on Sunday midnight, leaving him dead. Dr Ravi Teja A has been arrested.

The accident occurred near Domlur flyover around 12.30am. Kevin R was a flower decorator and a resident of Jogupalya. According to police, Kevin was crossing the road when an allegedly speeding Teja, 30, ploughed into him.

The BMW hit Kevin near the first ramp of Domlur flyover; the impact was so severe that the car’s front and the number plate got broken

In the impact of the crash, Kevin was tossed up in the air, crashed on the car’s bonnet and was dragged for a few metres before he died.

A police officer said Kevin was going to his grandmother’s house along with friend Shibu when the accident occurred. While a bleeding Kevin fell on the road, Dr Teja rushed him to Manipal Hospital, where he’s a trainee.

Preliminary investigations said Dr Teja had consumed liquor before getting behind the wheel. In a statement to the police, Teja admitted to visiting an Indiranagar pub along with a friend. He dropped his friend at Shantinagar and was driving back to his home at Murugeshpalya, off HAL Airport Road, when he knocked down Kevin.

Police said Dr Teja, on his black BMW (KA-51-MF-6891), had topped 100kmph as he neared the flyover.

According to police, Dr Teja was driving at 100kmph when he hit Kevin near Domlur flyover

Doctor: Made attempts to save the boy

Dr Teja told police that he made several attempts to save the boy. “When I got down to check on him, the boy was breathing. I did not flee from the spot… I tried to save him. I put him in my car and drove to the hospital. He succumbed later,” he told the cops.

Kevin’s body was shifted to Bowring Hospital for autopsy.

Police subjected Dr Teja to medical tests and the alcohol content in his blood was at 113% per 100ml of blood. He was arrested under IPC Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and produced before the magistrate, who remanded him in 14 days’ judicial custody.

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