Jagitial: Tragedy struck the family of a lawyer, when their car plunged into the SRSP canal leaving three family members dead, while one managed to swim to safety. The shocking incident happened in the early hours of Monday near Medipally village.
The lawyer, Katkurwar Amarendar Rao, his wife Shirisha, daughter Shreya and son Jayanth were on their way to Joginipali temple.
As the vehicle was crossing the SRSP canal, Amarender Rao seems to have lost control and the car rammed into the railing and plunged into the canal near Katlekunta of Medipalli mandal.
While Amarender Rao, Shirisha and Sreya drowned, Jayanth managed to save himself and called for help. Police rushed to the place and launched a rescue operation, but could only retrieve the bodies.
A resident of Housing board colony in Jagitial, Amarender Rao is a close relative of local MLA Dr Sanjay. He is working along with a senior advocate Hanumantha Rao, who is father of Sanjay.
After coming to know about the incident, MLA Sanjay visited the spot.
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