HYDERABAD: In an alleged drunken brawl, the son of a former additional superintendent of police and his friend assaulted a road-side soda vendor at KPHB on late Sunday evening. The accused were allegedly using a police siren on their private vehicle.
KPHB police said the accused, 32-year-old G Arun Kumar, who is a doctor, and his friend M Srinivas Yadav, a software engineer, were arrested and later released on station bail. Arun is the son of a former police officer.
The accused were travelling in an SUV, allegedly in a drunken state. They stopped at a soda cart, where they asked the vendor for water to mix in liquor. Following this, an argument broke out, and the accused manhandled the vendor and damaged his cart, the police said
After getting an alert on dial 100, the police reached the spot and took both the accused into custody. The police also seized the SUV, which had ‘Police’ written on it.
“The SUV was driven by Arun. The private car had a police siren, which is an offence,” KPHB inspector S Lakshmi Narayana told TOI.
A breathalyser test for Arun gave a reading of 169mg/100ml, while for Srinivas it was 342mg/100ml. The police are investigating the case further.