Michael Paul of Borbanda was killed in a road accident in Nizampet Road on the 10th of this month while driving a two-wheeler. However, the police found that Michael Paul did not have a license. He works as a delivery boy in a clothing store in Banjara Hills. The clothing store's owner G. Krishnamohan gave him his bike and sent Michael to deliver clothes to a shop in Nizampet.
Krishnamohan, 58, was arrested and remanded in custody on Monday in connection with a case in which Michael was given a vehicle without a license and causing his death. This is the second such case in the KPHB limits. Previously, a young woman who was going abroad asked her friend. She lost her balance while riding the bike and fell under a lorry. She passed away on the spot. The man who gave the bike to her was jailed.
Telangana police have already started booking parents, guardians, and registered owners for letting minors or anyone without a driving license. A three-year jail term and a fine of ₹25,000 along with a penalty will be imposed. The jail term may be avoided if he/she proves that the offense was committed without his knowledge or that he has exercised all due diligence to prevent it. In both these cases, the negligence of the owners has caused death. So, we will have to see what the courts do.