Special Correspondent

TIRUPATI: The news about the tragic end of her husband, Ramesh in a terrorist shoot out at Hyderabad has come as a terrible shock to Santhamma, his wife who also works as a constable at the Punganur police station in Chittoor district.

The couple with a nine-year-old daughter was actually planning for a vacation to Horsley Hills from May, 17. The constable was to reach Punganur either Saturday or Sunday to go on their vacation.

It was a heart-rending scene, as the wife of the constable with their baby in her arms, sobbed inconsolably while the TV channels show visuals of the body of Ramesh.

Ramesh, who joined the police force in 1998, hails from Guttakinda Palle village near Madanapalle.