NRI Techie Drowns In River While Performing Father’s Anniversary Rituals

The deceased Anil Kumar - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: An NRI Techie drowned in Krishna river in Nalgonda when he was performing the post-funeral rituals of his father.

Illendula Anil Kumar(38), who hails from Kattangur in Nalgonda district went to South Africa six years ago. He was working as a software engineer with African Bank in Johannesburg. He came to India a month ago along with his family to perform anniversary rituals of his father Venkateshwarlu, who died last year.

On Friday morning, he went to Wadapally along with family to perform the rituals in Krishna river. The family took a boat, Anil and his brother Pavan entered on foot and walked into the waters thinking there was not much depth.

Anil was walking ahead and Pavan followed him. After walking for a few meters, Anil started sinking into the waters. Pavan saw this and tried to walk back but he also sank. Boatmen jumped into the water and rescued Pavan but Anil was already dead. Later, with the help of swimmers, police recovered Anil's body from the river.

Police registered a suspicious death case and handed over the body to his family after post-mortem. Anil is survived by his wife and two sons.

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