Tadipatri murders: Naidu reaches out to lone survivor

Man killed his wife and two children before ending life

July 06, 2017 01:07 am | Updated 01:07 am IST - ANANTAPUR

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said that a sum of ₹20 lakh would be given as fixed deposit to Lakshmi Prasanna of Tadipatri following the death of her family members in a tragic incident on Tuesday.

Ms. Prasanna’s father Allam Ramasubba Reddy murdered his wife Sulochana (48) and two other children Sai Pratibha (19) and Pratyusha (22). Ms. Prasanna, the eldest daughter, could escape as she was studying in a hostel located outside of Tadipatri town.

On Wednesday, Ramasubba Reddy was found in an unconscious state behind the TTD marriage hall in the town as he apparently consumed pesticide. He was shifted to the government general hospital in the town and later to the GGG in Anantapur, where he died while undergoing treatment.

Later, MLC and AP Mahila Commission chairperson Nannapaneni Rajakumari took Ms. Prasanna to the venue of the public meeting addressed by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and introduced her to Mr. Naidu.

When she was asked to speak, Ms. Prasanna said: “My father killed my mother and two sisters in an inhuman manner before consuming poison and committing suicide. I thought of ending my life too. But with the encouragement of Mr. Naidu and Ms. Rajakumari, and my relatives, I will live to realise the dream of my mother that I study a management course in an IIM and become a successful woman.”

Mr. Naidu said that he would take care of the girl like a “parent and a family head” and support her in all her endeavours.

He directed the District Collector and the Tadipatri MLA, J.C. Prabhakar Reddy, to settle all the issues pertaining to the 14 acres of land belonging to the family and ensure all possible help to Ms. Prasanna forthwith.

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