Death came calling for Swapna Poreddy, who was a first generation post-graduate in her family.

The 30-year-old MBA student from Rakshapuram Colony in Santoshnagar had gone to Dilsukhnagar on some project work along with her friend Rajitha when a bomb blast sniffed the life out of her.

Swapna, a student of Islamic College at Bandlaguda stayed at the college hostel. She also worked there as a clerk and earned about Rs. 9,000 a month.

“My sister always dreamt of completing her MBA and working in Bangalore. She was the only girl in our family to reach post graduation level,” her brother P. Sudhakar Reddy said.

Wait for bus proves fatal

It was a regular day for Mohammed Aijaz Ahmed, (17). On Thursday morning the polytechnic student started for his college as usual but in the evening the news of his death shocked the entire family.

Aijaz was killed when a powerful bomb went off while he was waiting for a bus at the Dilsukhnagar bus stop.

He used to commute through RTC buses and took a bus from Dilsukhnagar to Amberpet everyday. He used to change three buses to reach home at Ali Café in Amberpet, as his polytechnic college was located at Balapur, on the city outskirts, his relatives said.

Eldest among he two children of Iqbal Ahmed, a businessman, his family says, he was a good student. “My son never harmed anyone. Why did he become a victim of such a gory incident,” Mr. Ahmed wailed. Aijaz’s funeral prayers were performed at Jamia Masjid, Azadnagar after the Friday prayers.


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