‘My son was a brave soldier’

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:10 pm IST

Published - November 04, 2014 12:44 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM:

There is a conspiracy behind my son’s death. He was a brave soldier and was tortured by the police, said B. Mutuyalamma, mother of Lance Naik B. Appalaraju , here on Monday.

Inside the Mehdipatnam Garrison in Hyderabad Speaking to The Hindu , the 65-year-old Mutyalamma said that she and her family members came to know of Appalaraju’s death from a news clip on the television. “We are in a state of shock, as he never discussed about the incident with us. He had come for Dasara with his family and we all had a good time. But since October 20, he did not contact us. We were under the impression that he was busy with some important assignment,” said Appalaraju’s brother Mutyalu, a lorry driver.

Appalaraju joined the army about 15 years ago and is survived by wife B. Anasuya and two children 7-year-old boy B Nishant and 18-month-old girl B Pranati. He was a resident of Ramalayamveedhi at Vepagunta in Visakhapatnam.

The family members who are in a state of shock are awaiting for Appalaraju’s mortal remains and demand a probe by a special team comprising the police and army officials.

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