A Victim's Hapless Wife Keen to Fight for Justice
Life has proved to be most unbelievably uncertain for 32-year-old Ivaturi Naveena who lost her techie husband Siva Kiran in the Palem bus inferno that took away lives of 45 passengers in the wee hours of October 30 when the bus apparently crashed into a culvert while on its way from Bengaluru to Hyderabad.
Unemployed, she is currently living in the same rented house at Kukatpally along with her 2-year-old son, Taran Sai, totally clueless about their future. However, she is determined to fight. Fight, not for the compensation of Rs 1 lakh announced by the state government but for justice.
It was 55 days ago that she lost her husband. Explaining about how her life has changed, she says with tears rolling down her cheeks, “I do not have strength to even stand up but I will fight for justice. When I return home, I do not have anything. We had so many dreams. To start a small software firm. To provide good education to our son and help him become a cricketer.”
She further says, “Where do we go for justice now, for they have used money power to silence everyone. I know my son will ask me, when he grows up, what I have done against those who killed his father and I want to proudly say that I fought strongly.”
Naveena and Siva Kiran got married in 2009 and had been living in Bengaluru before moving to Hyderabad last year. They planned to shift back to Bengaluru by April next.
With no financial aid from the government so far, she says she will fight till the government gives `25 lakh and a government job to every victim’s family, and punish the culprits. “We are taxpayers. Those who lost their lives were from this state and yet the government has been so indifferent. We will not let such an incident happen again due to callousness on the part of the government,” she says with determination.