Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Dr P Narayana's son Nishith Narayana and one of his friends died in a road accident in Hyderabad early Wednesday, police said.
Nishith and his friend Raja Ravi Varma (23) died when the Mercedes-Benz SUV in which they were travelling rammed into a pillar of Hyderabad Metro in Jubilee Hills at around 3 pm.
The accident took place on Road Number 36.
As per police, albeit air balloons had opened, the impact of the collision was so powerful that the duo sustained critical injuries, resulting in their death.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Police (west zone) A Venkateshwar Rao told news agency PTI that on the basis of the preliminary investigation, it has been concluded that the car was being driven by Nishith at a high speed and allegedly in an inebriated condition.
Narayana's family members rushed to Apollo Hospital, where the bodies were kept. The minister, who was on a visit to London, is rushing back.
Telangana's Irrigation Minister Harish Rao also visited the hospital and consoled the family members. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, state BJP president K Laxman, and other leaders also condoled the death of Andhra Pradesh minister P Narayana's son.
P Narayana is the Head of Narayana Group of Institutions and he was inducted into the cabinet of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in 2014. His son had recently taken over as the Director of the group.
This is the latest in a series of accidents in recent years involving children of VIPs. Sons of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin, former ministers Babu Mohan and K Venkat Reddy and veteran actor and BJP leader Kota Srinivas Rao were killed in different accidents in and around Hyderabad.
(With Agency inputs)