Hyderabad: Saddened by husband's death, wife commits suicide along with children

Tragedy after husband's sudden death.

Hyderabad: Saddened by the sudden death of the head of the family, his wife and three children committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train at Ghatkesar on Friday night, cops said.

Satyanarayana, 53, who was working as in-charge divisional engineer in the housing department in Adilabad district, his wife Meerabai, 50, and children Swathi, 33, Neelima, 28, and Sivaramakrishna, 22, were going to Hyderabad in their car.

Satyanarayana developed a medical problem after having food at a hotel in Bhongir. When they took him to Bhongir government hospital he was declared dead.

Saddened at this, his family left his body in the car on the highway and jumped under a train.

Police recovered the hotel bill where they had food, a toll plaza ticket and the death certificate. Meerabai was a housewife. Swathi completed engineering. Neelima completed MTech and was working at Gachibowli, while Shiva had just passed engineering.

On Friday Satyanarayana started from Asifabad in his car. At Hanamkonda he picked up his wife and children. Midway, they stopped at Hotel Vivera and had food.

Later, Satyanarayana became ill and they rushed to Bhongir Government Hospital where he was declared dead.

“In shock they drove towards Hyderabad, left the body in the car and jumped before a train,” GRP inspector A. Anjaneyulu said.

Police saw a car on the highway in Aushapur and found Satyanarayana's body inside. Later, they found the bodies of four others on the rail track on the SecunderabadKazipet line.

A case of suspicious death was registered at Ghatkesar and at GRP Secunderabad regarding the death of the four others. The bodies were handed over to relatives after post-mortem.

Satyanarayana was a nice man: colleagues

Satyanarayana who was once suspended for irregularities, was posted at Adilabad since three years. His colleagues said that he used to treat his subordinates well.

Relatives said the family was isolated from their relatives. Satyanarayana and Meerabai were worried about their daughters’ marriage.

His colleagues said that despite ill health, he was always active. “He never hesitated to spend for his colleagues,” Mr Bhaskar Reddy, his subordinate said.

After his suspension while working at Nalgonda nearly eight years ago, he was reinstated and posted at Karimnagar and later at Asifabad. He was in the process of being deputed to some other department from housing, as the government was shifting all housing staff to other departments after the scam Indiramma Housing Scheme. He was trying to get his deputation cancelled.

On Friday, Shiva called his friends in Hyderabad and said that he will meet them on Saturday. "He wanted to start with some private firm and try for a government job as a civil engineer like his father. He was very attached to his dad that he had his pic in Whatsapp," Shiva's friend Akhilender said.

Relatives stated that Meerabai had high hopes regarding their daughters' marriage and had turned down many proposals. "She wanted only grooms who were in government service. Of late the family never kept in touch with us and we did not even know what disease he had," one relative said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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