Collector, SP pay homage, console the family members. Mr. Gopinath said the dastardly attack had taken away the life of a woman who could achieve much in a young age.

Amid tearful scenes, the body of Parchuri Swathi (24), who was killed in the bomb blast at Chennai Central railway station, was laid to rest here on Friday.

Swathi’s parents -- Ramakrishna and Kamakshi Devi -- brought the body from Chennai after completing the post-mortem formalities late on Thursday.

Top officials led by Collector S. Suresh Kumar and Superintendent of Police (Guntur Urban) Gopinath Jatty paid their homage and consoled the family members. Mr. Suresh Kumar said it was most unfortunate that a promising young IT professional, was killed in the terror attack. Mr. Gopinath said the dastardly attack had taken away the life of a woman who could achieve much in a young age.

“My daughter was looking forward to the visit since she wanted to finalise plans for her wedding with a close friend and classmate from JNTU, Hyderabad,” said Swathi’s father Mr. Ramakrishna.

Swathi had already informed the family members about her plans to marry Nagaraju, an IT professional, from Warangal. Both had known each other since their college days.

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