Senior TDP leader injured, wife killed in accident at Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh Cooperative Bank Chairman and Former Minister P Venkateswara Rao was injured, while his wife and driver killed in an accident in Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Cooperative Bank (APCOB) Chairman and Former Minister P Venkateswara Rao was injured, while his wife and driver killed, when the car overturned on the outskirts of Hyderabad, early on Tuesday, police said.
The accident occurred on the Outer Ring Road near Tukkuguda within the Pahadi Shareef police station's limits.
Venkateswara Rao and his wife were returning to Hyderabad from Vijayawada, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it turned upside down.
Police suspect that one of the rear wheels came off when the car was apparently running at a high speed. The vehicle hit the roadside railing and was dragged on for over 60 yards.
Rao's wife Satyavani and driver Dasu were killed on the spot. The minister was taken to a nearby hospital and later shifted to a corporate hospital in the city.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu expressed shock over the death of Rao's wife. He enquired about the condition of Rao, a leader of ruling Telugu Desam Party.
Supporters of "united" Andhra Pradesh forced the closure of banks, post offices, offices of Income tax, Central Excise, Tobacco Board and the Cotton Corporation of India here today.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani today blamed Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for developing cold feet on separate statehood issue.