Unlike kids who hate going back to school after a vacation, nine-year old M Satvika was eagerly waiting to get back to her routine - classes, tuition, co-curricular activities etc. But going by what doctors say, she would not be able to do so for at least two months.
Lying on a bed at a private hospital in Chandanagar, Satvika cries due to pain and refuses to eat but what hurts her more is the thought that she would have to stay away from school activities.
She miraculously escaped an accident on Friday, which killed five-year-old E Satvik Reddy. Television actress Aparna alias Archana ran her car over them during a shoot at RV Uday Colony, Chandanagar. Satvika sustained a 6-inch deep cut on her left leg and a fracture.
Since Friday evening, according to her parents, Satvika has been asking only about when she could get back to school. A third standard student, she is also the class leader and one who always secures first rank in exams. Yet to come out of the shock of the accident, her father, Satyam Madasu says, “She woke up from sleep suddenly a couple of times last night (Friday) recollecting the accident.
” Though in severe pain, Satvika still remembers every bit of the accident clearly. She says, “Three of us were playing sitting beside the pavement at around 10.30 in the morning. We did not notice a car coming until it turned and hit the pavement and then suddenly jumped over the sidewalk with a lot of smoke. We had no clue of what was happening and what to do.” However, she also remembers that the driver who was assisting the actress to drive was also injured.
“I do not watch serials and I have never seen the actress on TV,” she adds.
Her mother Jyothi, an RTC employee, is trying hard to console her daughter and make her eat food. “She loves going to school and does not take a break even when she is sick. Now she will not be able to go to school for two months and I have no words to console her,” says Jyothi.
According to her, the shooting for a serial has been going on at a nearby house for about two years but there is no permission for outdoor shoot.
Madasu Satyam, a civil engineer, says, “The people who are responsible for my daughter’s loss have been speaking on television saying they would take care of all the damages. But so far, no one has bothered to even give a call to console us.
” Satvika’s cousin, nineyear- old Manaswini, who had come to Hyderabad for holidays, escaped without any injuries in the mishap.