Hyderabad: The man who was charred to death in the car blaze on the Outer Ring Road at Shamshabad late last night has been identified as Nelapati Sudheer (39), an orthopedic doctor working at a private hospital in Hyderabad.
Dr. Sudheer, police said, was a resident of KPHB Colony. The Honda Amaze car in which the doctor was traveling had got on to the ORR from Nanakramguda and caught fire when it reached near Shamshabad. The doctor got trapped in the car and was charred to death.
The RGIA police had called in a fire tender which doused the flames. The body was later pulled out and shifted to the morgue. The police suspect that the fire might have occurred due to a short circuit. Though the body was initially not identified, police later traced the car own to Dr. Sudheer.
Relatives said he was on his way to his native place in the car when the accident took place. A case has been registered and investigation is on.