Karimnagar: Even as there is a sense of despair after a car fell under the Manair bridge and killed two people on Sunday, a search for a woman who fell in Kakatiya canal led to the recovery of a car that had sunk there and had three bodies in it.
Authorities were searching for the body of a woman who fell in the canal accidentally while going on a bike with her husband at Alaganur of Thimmapur mandal in Karimnagar district on Monday.
Hyderabad resident P. Venkatanarayana Pradeep came to Karim-nagar along with his wife Keerthana to attend a function on Saturday. The couple decided to offer prayers at the Sri Tapala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple situated in LMD Colony of Thimmapur mandal on Sunday. Their motorcycle accidentally fell in Kakatiya canal at Alaganur.
LMD police officials Satyanarayana and Srinivas, who were on patrol, heard their screams for help. Along with locals, they rescued Pradeep, who told them his wife was in the water. Authorities stopped the water flow into the canal and conducted rescue operations to search for Keerthana, 27. Her body was after some hours of vigorous search.
Meanwhile, when the water flow stopped, the police noticed a car on Monday. Under the supervision of IPS trainee Nithika Pant, the car was retrieved and brought to the surface.
Police found three bodies in a highly decomposed state. Based on the documents available in the car, the three bodies were identified as belonging to one family.
They were said to be relatives of Peddapalli MLA Dasari Manohar Reddy. The dead included Satyanarayana Reddy, 55, Radha 50, cousin of the MLA. and their daughter Vinaya Sri, 20, residents of Bank Colony in the city.
Satyanarayana Reddy had a fertiliser shop in Karimnagar while his wife was a government school teacher and their daughter a medical student at Meghana Institute of Medical Science College in Nizamabad.
The trio was missing from January 27. The family did not lodge any missing complaint.
The police is examining the case from various angles to find out whether it was a suicide or an accident. The police came to know that deceased were in a state of depression after their son was killed in a road accident three years back. They were undergoing counselling in Hyderabad.
Post-mortem was performed on the spot. Police registered a case and started a probe....