Before Fatal crash Long swim at Novotel pool

Before Fatal crash Long swim at Novotel pool

  Written by : Suryaa Desk Updated: Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 10:52 AM

HYDERABAD: Cyberabad police claimed `blurry' CCTV footage has made it impossible for them to track the person in the company of actor Bharath Raj at Novotel Hotel on RGI Airport premises or what he consumed on Saturday.

After exiting the hotel, Bharat got on to Outer Ring Road (ORR) to reach Gachibowli, but en route he crashed his Skoda car into a stationary lorry near Kothwalguda and died on spot.Police sent his viscera sample to forensic lab for analysis to figure out if he was driving under influence of liquor.

On Monday , police said Bharath went to Novotel hotel at 2.30 pm and left the place alone at 9.30 pm. "The valet parking staff at the hotel confirmed the time of Bharath's exit from the hotel," RGI Airport inspector M Mahesh said.

RGI Airport also analysed CCTV footage at the Novotel hotel to track what Bharath did for seven hours. Police saw he was received by a yet-to-be identified person. "CCTV footage in the hotel was not clear and we could not identify people. All we know was that Bharat went to the pool at the hotel and swam for a long time. We are not sure what he consumed at the hotel or with whom," RGI Airport sub-inspector (SI) L Ramesh Naik said.

Osmania Hospital forensic experts, who performed the au topsy, told police they found liquid, smelling like fruit juice, in his stomach. "The doctors said death was due to head injury. We have sent the viscera of the victim to Forensic Scientific Laboratory . Only after the report, we will know if Bharat was under the influence of alco hol," the inspector said. Police removed the 16-wheel truck that Bharath crashed into from the ORR after the accident. The truck with cement load was coming to the city from Jaggaiahpet in Krishna district. The truck owner from Kodad in Suryapet is yet to approach police.