Ex-serviceman E Srinivas Reddy was very concerned about his son Satvik Reddy’s education and wanted to give him the best facility.
Two months after his retirement from Army, Srinivas moved to the city and admitted his son into one of the prestigious schools. Srinivas Reddy’s hopes and aspirations for his son dashed when death came calling on Satvik.
The fiveyear boy was crushed to death under the wheels of an Indica car, driven by a television actress Aparna alias Archana during a serial shooting at Chandanagar here on Friday. Srinivas’ family stays in a gated community in the locality. His last posting was at Jhansi.
Srinivas is a native of Chevella in Ranga Reddy district and his wife, Swayam Prabha, is a housewife. The family shifted the body to their native place to perform the last rites. “He actually wanted to shift his family to Shadnagar but because he wanted to give Satvik the best education, he preferred the city,” a close relative of the family said.
“We were waiting to celebrate Ammullu’s (Satvik’s sister) first birthday on November 10,” Satvik’s maternal uncle M Chakradhar Reddy told Express. “He was very sharp in studies. You tell him a ‘sloka’ once and he would recite it perfectly,” a neighbour M Kalyan said.
Satvika, a nine-year-old girl who had come to the city from Warangal to celebrate her Dasara holidays, ended up with a fractured leg and injuries. Satvika, her sister Manaswini and Satvik were sitting on steps to watch the shooting when the tragedy occurred. The incident shocked the colony residents who demanded action against the film crew.
“How can they be so irresponsible? They did not even bother to the injured kids to hospital after the accident. They simply fled,” an angry resident said.