AP minister Narayana’s son dies in car accident

Off course: The car in which Nishith Narayana and his friend Raja Ravichandra were travelling.   | Photo Credit: Nagara Gopal

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Minister P. Narayana’s son Nishith and his friend Raja Ravichandra met a tragic end when their SUV rammed a Metro Rail pillar in Jubilee Hills here in the early hours of Wednesday.

Death was instant for the two men in their mid 20s as the Mercedes G 63 Sports Utility Vehicle crashed into the pier pillar no. 9 on road no. 36 at high speed. The SUV was so extensively damaged that its gear box came off and fell on vehicle’s rear side due to the impact.

Passers-by and Jubilee Hills police patrol car were among the first to reach the spot.

The accident occurred at around 2.41 a.m. It was dark all around and the two youngsters got sandwiched in their seats and the engine, along with dashboard, which almost got thrust upon them.

Though the air bags opened, it couldn’t save the two as they got deflated.

“Using a crane, we forcibly opened the doors and managed to bring out the two men. They were shifted to Apollo hospital where doctors declared them brought dead,” Jubilee Hills Inspector S. Venkat Reddy said. Nishith was presently Director of Narayana Group of Educational Institutions, founded and developed by his father P. Narayana who plunged into politics during the 2014 Assembly elections.

A businessman’s son from Tangutur of Prakasam district, Ravichandra used to live in Mayuri Heights in Begumpet. He was a close friend of the Minister’s son. The First Information Report (FIR) issued by the Jubilee Hills police said that Nishith started from Narayana group office in Narayanaguda. “That is yet to be ascertained but the video footage of surveillance cameras confirmed he headed towards Peddamma temple from Jubilee Hills check-post side,” the police said.

Osmania forensic department headed by doctor Taqiuddin performed the autopsy at Apollo hospital following directions from Telangana government. Minister T. Harish Rao was present till a convoy of vehicles started for Nellore with the body on completion of autopsy.

Congress MP Chiranjeevi, his brother and Jana Sena chief Pawan Karlyan, Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chinna Rajappa, Union Minister of State Y.S. Chowdary, Telangana Deputy CM Kadiam Srihari and Minister T. Nageshwara Rao were at the hospital.

Mr. Narayana is in London and likely to arrive in Chennai in the early hours of Thursday.

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