Kamareddy: In a tragic incident, a man from Arepalli village of Machareddy in Kamareddy drowned in a lake in Dallas, US, on Saturday.
According to information reaching relatives here, Velama Venkatram Reddy (40), a software engineer working for a global IT company in Dallas, had gone for boating in a lake in Dallas along with friends. It is believed that he got into the lake for a swim and drowned. His friends immediately alerted the police, after which a search mission was launched.
The body was retrieved from the lake on Monday, with efforts now to send the body back to India.
Reddy is survived by his wife Vani, son Rohan Reddy, daughter Meghana Reddy and mother Kalavva. Vani, relatives said, was working with Reddy in the same firm.
His mother Kalavva had gone to the US two months back to participate in the housewarming ceremony of Reddy, which was held 15 days back. Reddy had plans to come to India a month later.
The brothers of Venkatram Reddy, who are living in their native village of Arepally, said they were shocked. Efforts were on to get the body back and to conduct the last rites at the village, they said.