HYDERABAD: It has been five months since the 25-year-old M. Pavan Chandra, was found murdered on the Jharkhand-Orissa border. But, his parents - M. Laxmi Rajam and M. Premala continue to grope in the dark about the killers and the motive behind the murder. “My son never argued with others leave alone fight. Why would anyone want to kill such a submissive boy,” wonders his weeping mother.
Hailing from Amberpet, Chandra joined the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, for an M.Tech. programme in 2006. He got a job in L&T during campus selection in 2007 with a hefty pay. But, a bright career got nipped in the bud mysteriously on September 20 last.
He went missing from the campus hostel to be found murdered at the railway track at Mahadevasal village of bordering Jharkhand State, some 60 kms away from Rourkela, three days later.
The Chakdradharpur railway police of Jharkhand initially registered a case of suspicious death. Based on autopsy report that deep cut injuries inflicted by sharp and hard weapons led to his death, the section of law was altered to murder. “Nothing has moved since then. We met the Jharkhand police, NIT officials and our son’s classmates. But none was able to give any clue about my son’s murder,” the dejected parents say. An LIC agent of Malyal village in Karimnagar district, Laxmi Rajam has three sons and meagre income in the form of commissions was the only source of livelihood. However, he didn’t let that stop him from helping his children – all three sons with bright academic records to pursue higher education.“No one can bring him back. At least our Government can help us ,” the family pleads.