AP TCS techie swati dies in Chennai bomb blast
Parchuri Swati, a TCS techie's home coming after a gap of four months had become a death trap.
The 24-year-old's first visit after she landed a job at TCS Bangalore in January this year, she walked into a death trap when a bomb exploded in the S4 compartment of Guwahati-Bangaluru Express train this morning at Chennai Central.
Swati was the only casualty in the explosion as the low intensity bomb was right below her seat, police sources said.
Two others from the state, also traveling in the same coach, suffered injuries.
"Swathi had booked the ticket through Tatkal and her father was supposed to bring her home from Vijayawada station but the disaster took her away from us," said her grandmother, Katragadda Rajyalakshmi with tears welling up in her eyes.
Her parents, Parchuri Ramakrishna and Kamakshi, residing at Srinagar colony of Guntur rushed to Chennai.
Swati's brother Pradyumna, is pursuing engineering course at IIT, Mumbai.
She studied up to Class 10 at KLP Public School, completed Intermediate from St Ann's College of Guntur and later pursued BTech (EEE) from JNTU, Hyderabad.
She got through GATE and pursued MTech from the same institution.
Her parents, who hail from Jagarlamudi village, are from agricultural background and had moved to Guntur to provide better opportunities for their children and also recently bought an apartment.
Swati would have married her class mate from Warangal shortly said family sources.
A spokesperson for the TCS Bangalore said: 'We are deeply shocked and saddened at this unfortunate loss of life of our colleague in this tragic incident.
Swati died and 14 people were injured in twin blasts in Guwahati-Bengaluru Express at Chennai Central station.
(Posted on 02-05-2014)