Hyderabad: A prominent Non-Resident Indian (NRI), hailing from Deverakonda in Nalgonda district, was killed in Edison, New Jersey, on Tuesday, reports reaching here said.
The death of Devender Reddy Nallamada was shrouded in mystery since the police have not yet released any details as to how the youngster died, but sources said there was an explosion in his car. He was in the car taking a call when the explosion occurred. Another version is that there was some sort of fire accident involving the car. An investigation is on to determine the cause of death.
The picture of a red car in which Devender Reddy was sitting when he was killed, showed shattered windshield possibly caused by a minor explosion. These pictures are being widely shared on WhatsApp groups.
Devender Reddy, a software engineer with A&T Company, was the official spokesman of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the US. He is known for his affable nature and his readiness to help anyone in distress, his friends in the US recalled. He was also very active in forming the American Telangana Society.
Condolence messages continued to pour in on all the WhatsApp groups of Telangana NRIs in the US mourning his death and fondly recalling their association with Devender Reddy.
Meanwhile, a pall of gloom descended on Devarakonda following the tragedy. Reddy was the second son of Narsi Reddy and Bharathamma, natives of Karnatipally in Devarakonda mandal. The family settled in Devarakonda town about 30 years ago as his father had worked as a controller at the Devarakonda RTC depot.