Culpable homicide case filed for drunk driving
The Osmanabad police have booked a case of culpable homicide against the Kaleshwari Travels under Sec 304 IPC read with 185 MV Act, said Additional Superintendent of Osmanabad, Ravinder Singh Pardesi.
The officer said the investigation sofar revealed that the driver G. Yadagiri had been driving rashly and was under the influence of alcohol. He had a drink in Zaheerabad of Medhak district.
Survivors told the police that the driver was cautioned by them but he had not heeded. Even when the bus neared the bridge the driver did not slow the bus as is required of him. Further, the bridge had no railings.
Two of the 16 injured are still in critical condition. They are being treated at the Sholapur civil hospital, the SP said. Meanwhile, the state transport officials have been asked to see how many private operators run inter-state buses without permission.