Dil 'DUKH' nagar saga - 11 ; Decent living for parents and SI job were his dreams
Adilabad: A poor family of Odde Lachanna and Devakka in Namnur village in Adilabad district was till recently hopeful of leading a better life as...
Adilabad: A poor family of Odde Lachanna and Devakka in Namnur village in Adilabad district was till recently hopeful of leading a better life as their eldest son was making unstinting efforts to get a good job. He had just married off his younger sister and got his brother to pursue B Pharmacy course. However, fate had willed it otherwise and wrecked their happiness forever. Vijay Kumar and his friend Muthyala Rajasekhar lost their lives in the Dilsukhnagar bomb blasts on February 21. The deeply crestfallen Lachanna and Devakka recall how their son craved to secure a decent living for them. They recount how he struggled to perform the marriage of his sister and prodded his brother to study well so that his parents could lead their latter years in peace. They said Vijaya Kumar took the family burden upon himself as his father became old. Not only that, whatever the land Lachanna had was taken over by the government for Yellampalli project. Lachanna, left with no skill other than that to cultivate his land, ended up a worker at the project office. Seeing his father toil, Vijay Kumar was determined to put an end to their misery. He convinced his parents and left along with his brother for Hyderabad. His close friend Muthyala Rajasekhar followed him. And the three were staying together near Dilsukhnagar. A Soon, Vijay Kumar admitted his brother in B Pharmacy course. Being an engineering graduate, Vijay Kumar craved to serve the society as a law enforcement officer and started preparing for SI examinations. On the fateful day, three of them went to Dilsukhnagar X Roads to gather study material for SI test. There they were standing at A1 Mirchi Centre when two powerful bombs exploded in succession. Shocked and in deep pain, it took some time for Vijay Kumar's brother to recover his wits. He says it was a gory scene engulfed by a thick smoke and an acrid smell. Initially, he thought the explosions were those of gas cylinders. He saw crippled bodies and limbs strewn about the place. There lay dead the two thick friends. Lachanna and Devakka are still inconsolable and wail over the loss of their son. They urge the government to provide a job to their other son who survived the mishap as the family has no means to depend for a living.