Two Telugu youths, including a student, drowned in two separate incidents in the US, according to information that reached their families.
Namboori Sridatta (25), working with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Arizona, drowned while on a picnic with friends at a waterfall.
According to his family in Vanasthalipuram in Hyderabad, the incident took place on Sunday but they received the information late on Monday.
Sridatta, who was on a weekend trip with friends, slipped and fell down into the water. His body was later recovered by rescue workers.
He had gone to the US five years ago and after graduating from Arizona University, got a job at TCS.
“He was to come home next month but yesterday we got this shocking news,” said Sridatta’s father N.V.M. Swamy, a private employee.
The family has appealed to the Indian government to ensure that the body is brought home early.
In another incident, P. Naresh (24), a student in California, drowned in a river during a picnic. The incident occurred in Livermore River Park on Sunday.
His family, based in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, said he was on a picnic with his friends on a boat, when he slipped and fell into the water.
His body was recovered during a search operation launched by the local police.
Naresh was a second year MS student. His death shattered the dreams of the poor family in Bandipalem village.
His father Purnaiah, a small time farmer, said his son telephoned him recently to tell him he was doing a part time job and would send home money starting next month.
Naresh’s family has also urged the Indian government to make arrangements to bring the body back home.