Amidst tears and heart rending scenes, the last rites of Pratheek Reddy, son of former minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, were performed at the Hindu Shamshan Vatika in SR Nagar here on Wednesday.
The body of the first year Engineering student, who was killed in an accident last evening, was taken to the Smashan Vatika by his relatives, friends and followers of the Komatireddy family who came from Nalgonda to share the grief of former State minister.
The body was taken to the funeral ground from the Lotus Pond residence of Komatreddy by the large number of mourners.
Father Komatreddy, who was in a state of shock, was weeping inconsolably and his brother and Lok Sabha member K Rajgopal was full of grief. Prateek has a sister.
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana, Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha, cabinet ministers, politicians, senior officials and several other prominent people visited Venkat Reddy’s house to express their sympathies and grief over the accident.
Pratheek Reddy and his two friends were killed in a ghastly accident on the outer ring road on Tuesday near Kolluru village of Medak district. Another person, who was seriously injured, is undergoing treatment at a private hospital. (INN)