Renuka arrived from Pune on Sunday morning

Death came as a cruel blow to the 24-year-old software engineer Renuka who died in gas cylinders explosion at the working women's hostel in Gachibowli on Sunday.

Hailing from Kakinada, Renuka was working in Wipro at Pune and after persistent requests had just managed to get a transfer to the city and arrived today morning only.

Serious burns

Minutes after reaching the city, she went to the women's hostel at Gachibowli for a brief nap.

While she was taking rest in a room adjacent to the kitchen, the powerful explosion ripped through the wall leaving her with serious burns.

Renuka succumbed to injuries hours after being admitted to the Osmania General Hospital. “It's as if death brought her to the city and instead of fulfilling her wish of working here,” said her friend.

The police registered a case under Sections 304-A (causing death by negligence) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of IPC against the hostel caretaker Anupamma and collecting more details from those staying in other floors.

Clues team was also pressed into service to collect scientific evidence from the spot.


  • Hailing from Kakinda, she just managed to get a transfer to city
  • Minutes after reaching city, she went to the hostel for a brief nap