HYDERABAD/KHAMMAM: The bodies of two persons from Telangana — Ankireddy Gopi Krishna and Basireddy Raja Gopal Reddy — who died in a road accident in South Africa three days ago, arrived at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Sunday night.
“Ankireddy’s parents are farmers in Khammam and are very poor. Just a day before Ankireddy left us forever, he had called up his parents and had shared the news that he has got a job in South Africa and will be joining soon. It was indeed a happy day for our family. He was their hope to a financially secured future. And, just next day everything was gone. Today, we are receiving his body,” uncle of the deceased, Raghava Reddy, told Express.
“The state government and the general administration NRI department assured that his body reaches us without any delay and have arranged free ambulance service to shift it to Khammam. Now, I appeal to the government that they provide compensation to his parents as they are left with nobody to support them.”
Gopi Krishna, who completed his MBA from a Hyderabad college, had also served as an active participant in the struggle for separate Telangana.
Meanwhile, a pall of gloom descended on Vandanam village in Chintakani mandal. According to information, Gopi Krishna and his three friends, on the eve of guru poornima, went to a temple near Durban in a car.
While returning to Johannesburg, a car coming in opposite direction hit their car.
Gopi Krishna and Rajagopala Reddy who were sitting in back seat died while others received injuries. The deceased had gone to South Africa around 29 days ago in search of a job.
Meanwhile, after receiving 42-year-old Basireddy’s body, his family which lives in Miyapur in Hyderabad left for their native Medchal to perform his last rites.
Basireddy had gone to South Africa on a business trip and it was his second visit to the country.