Pasupuleti Krishna (38), who works as a watchman, wanted to see his son as an IPS officer. But the hope died with his 16-year-old son, Omkar, who left this world on his birth day on Friday when his bike hit an oil tanker.
Omkar had been an active NCC cadet since his childhood because he thought exposure to NCC would help him reach his goal of becoming an IPS officer.
A day after after Omkar’s death in a road accident, grief-stricken parents and other members of the family could not control their emotion while narrating how he hard he was working to reach his goal.
“All our family members hoped to see Omkar do well academically and reach great heights professionally. Omkar’s father Krishna took special interest in him and encouraged him to secure a good score in Class X whose final examinations will commence on March 22. In the early hours of Friday, we received the bitter news that Omkar met with an accident and we were asked to go to police station to identify the body,’’ said P Ramesh, the boy’s uncle.
All the family members and relatives participated in Omkar’s birthday celebrations at his house on Thursday. On that day, as usual, he went to school and had a gala time with his friends.
On Thursday, Omkar celebrated his birthday in his class. After finishing study hours around late in the night, Omkar and his two friends Harikrishna and Baghavan Reddy on their way to Uppal to get a cake to celebrate his birthday again. As the bike on which they were triple riding reached the Uppal bus stop, a Indian Oil tanker hit the bike and Omkar died on the spot. Harikrishna and Baghavan Reddy too died later while undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
Despite struggling to make both ends meet, Krishna and his wife Lavanya, who runs a laundry unit at Medipally village, managed to save money for the education of their children Omkar and Neha. Neha is studying engineering.
To reach his goal of becoming a police officer Omkar joined the NCC and attended camps in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and other places. He was very a brilliant student,’’ recalled M Suresh, a relative.