HYDERABAD: The otherwise peaceful streets of Commercial Tax Colony in Kothapet woke up to sounds of helpless screams, wail of ambulance siren as the cold blooded double murder of two girls played out in front of people. Soon, the streets were abuzz as hordes of them rushed to Durga Nivas- the victim’s house. The elder of the girls was to get married on October 31.
The Hymavathi-Krishna Reddy couple live on the ground floor of the house. The couple had moved into the rented house nearly a year ago to enhance the educational prospects of their two daughters Yamini Saraswati and Sree Latha. While Hymavathi would travel to her office in Shadnagar by bus, Krishna Reddy, an RTC conductor in Chevalla would start from home early in the morning and return back late.
An inconsolable Hymavathi, seated inside the very house where both her daughters were murdered when she was away, wept, “What did my daughters do? Which mother would want to see such a day in life?” as more neighbors and relatives gathered. A relative at the house, Kondal Reddy said: “Yamini attends bank recruitment coaching everyday morning. She was not feeling well today and this happened. Her engagement was held on May 31 and marriage was scheduled for October 31.”
The bereaved father, wept inconsolably outside the Osmania General Hospital mortuary. Signing the formalities for donating the eyes of both his girls, he cried: “My daughters cannot see anything anymore. They are gone. Why should I look forward to?” Their eyes were donated to LVP Eye Institute after autopsy.