Sambasiva Prasad, Deputy Executive Engineer in Telugu Ganga Project at Parnapalle near Pulivendula, was knocked down by an unidentified vehicle near Kadapa Traffic police station on Friday night.

The DEE, residing at Prakashnagar here, used to park his motorcycle in an office near the police station and go to Pulivendula in the office vehicle.

He returned to Kadapa after attending duty at Pulivendula on Friday night and went to pick up his bike, but was found lying on the road with severe injuries, police said.

He was rushed to RIMS hospital where he succumbed to injuries during treatment. Kadapa Traffic police registered a case.