A 19-year-old boy, reportedly in an inebriated state, drove a Haryana Roadways bus from Mirchpur village of Hisar district and crashed into a house at Rajpura Bhain village of Jind district on Wednesday, according to a Times of India report.

The accused, identified as Praveen, was on his way back to home after getting drunk when he found the bus parked in is village. He got into the bus, started it with a motorcycle key, and drove it towards Jind.

The accused, a student of Class 12, crashed the bus into a house after losing control near Rajpura Bhain village.

The villagers managed to pull Praveen out of the bus in around three hours and took him to a hospital. Hearing the sound of crash at around 1 am, they rushed to the spot and found the bus crashed into a house.

The report cited Jitender Yadav, work manager of the Hisar unit of Haryana Roadways, saying they had reported bus theft to Mirchpur police and initiated a departmental inquiry against the driver and conductor for leaving the bus unattended.