A 10-year-old girl, who was battling for life since the past week after sustaining critical injuries when her car was hit by another vehicle driven allegedly by a drunk person near Punjagutta in Hyderabad, has died, police said on Sunday.

Pammi Ramya, a class IV student who met with the accident while she was returning from school on the first day of the new academic year on July 1, had slipped into coma. She succumbed to her injuries at a private hospital on Saturday night, they said.

Though doctors had declared her brain dead after she was admitted to the hospital, the girl was on ventilator support and succumbed to her injuries last night, Banjara Hills Police Station Sub-Inspector G Vinod Kumar said.

P Rajesh, brother of Ramya’s father, had died on the spot on July 1 when an oncoming car hit a road divider and flung into air before falling on his four-wheeler, police earlier said. 

The speeding car was driven by K Sharvil who was allegedly drunk. He is a student of Keshav Memorial Engineering College at Narayanagudahad and had four friends in the car who were also drinking , reported The Indian Express.

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Though Ramya was on the rear seat, she suffered multiple wounds in the accident. Her mother Radhika, another uncle and grandfather had also suffered serious injuries in the accident, reported India Today.

Accused Shravil was arrested after the mishap and booked under IPC section 304 (II) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). He is currently in judicial custody.

(With inputs from PTI)