Body of Telangana man shot dead in US to arrive on February 27

The family of Govardhan Reddy intends to seek financial help from the state government.

Hyderabad: The body of K. Govardhan Reddy, 50, who was shot dead by a masked assailant in Florida, is likely to reach Hyderabad on February 27, a family member said.

Reddy worked as a counter manager at a department store in Pensacola city of Florida. A masked assailant shot him dead on Wednesday.

A native of Yadadri district, Reddy, whose family resides in Uppal, was supposed to return to India in April. He is survived by his wife Shobha Rani and two young daughters, Shreya, who is in Class 10 and Tulasi, Class 7.

The family is in a state of shock. “My husband was the only bread-winner for our family. His salary helped feed and educate my two daughters,” said his wife Shobha. “My daughters will take years to stand on their own feet. I have no source of income and my in-laws are elderly and dependent on us.”

The family intends to seek financial help from the state government. “We are in contact with our relatives in Florida,” said Mr Madhu Sudhan Reddy, a relative. “His colleagues are taking care of paperwork for the body to be sent back to Hyderabad.”

Reports say the masked man shot Reddy at the store around 8.30 am Florida time. The reason for the attack is still under investigation. Reddy’s body is currently in the mortuary of a local hospital. Florida police has taken three men into custody in connection with the case.

Reddy is a native of Raheemkhanpet in Atmakur mandal of Yadadri district. He moved to the United States seven years ago and has worked as a counter manager. He had not visited his family even once since moving to the US.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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