It was not a normal morning for P. Indrasena Reddy and Sarojanamma of Basantapoor. For that matter for the people of the entire village located in Nyalakal mandal of Medak district, some 30 kilometres from Zaheerabad, the constituency being represented by Information Minister J. Geeta Reddy.
On the early hours of Saturday the villagers woke to the bad news that Eshan Reddy, son of Indra Sena Reddy, committed suicide for the cause of Telangana. They were unable to digest what they heard.
“Is it a fact?” was the question they asked each other with a worry in the face. But, the repeated scrolling that appeared on different news channels, forced them to accept the reality.
Hearing the news, Indrasena Reddy rushed to Hyderabad with a heavy heart.
As their second son Sravankumar Reddy was also studying at Hyderabad they were a little confident that nothing would happen.
According to sources, Sravankumar Reddy and Eshan Reddy were staying at Ibrahimpatnam renting a room. Sravan has been pursuing his engineering graduation. The sources claimed that Eshan committed suicide if Pradesh Congress Committee president D. Srinivas is defeated in the byelections.
Late in the evening, Indrasena Reddy reached the village with the body of Eshan.