A pall of gloom has descended on the residence of Praneetha Devi Kasani, an MS student who was killed in a car accident in West Virginia in the US.
The family of the 22-year-old student is in a state of shock after learning that she died while driving back home to Ohio from West Virginia. Five others accompanying her were also injured in the crash that occurred on Thursday morning.
Puneeth Reddy Amarella, who was driving, reportedly lost control of his car and crashed it into another vehicle.
Praneetha's father Ramarao Kasani, who works as a circle inspector of police in Falaknuma traffic police station here, was inconsolable. He could not believe that his daughter, who had gone to the US only six months ago, was no more.
Dozens of relatives and family friends reached his house in Karman Ghat neighbourhood to console Praneetha's parents and her sister.
Family members said Praneetha had gone to the US in December last year after completing her B.Tech in Hyderabad. She had enrolled for MS Electrical Engineering at Wright State University, Ohio.
Family members of Praneetha said they hoped that the body would be flown home by next on Tuesday.