Daughter had not met Prabha for six months

Daughter had not met Prabha for six months

Meghana, the nine-year-old daughter of techie Prabha who was stabbed to death in Sydney recently, was to fly to Australia in the last week of March to meet her mother after a gap of over six months.

 Meghana had spent time with her mother who had stayed in Bengaluru for two months in 2014. The kid always missed Prabha and was yearning to be with her. Meghana’s father Arun Kumar had thus decided to take Meghana to Sydney to spend two weeks with her in the last week of March. The child was thrilled and was making preparations to leave for Australia. She was on cloud nine when her father told her that she would be flying with him after her annual examinations, her family members said.

But it was a difficult situation for the family members to break the news of Prabha’s death to Meghana, just a few hours before the body arrived in the City late Saturday night.

“The girl was confused in her reaction after learning that her mother was no more. None in the family knew how to console her and manage the situation.  We don’t know how Meghana can cope with the loss,” added the relative.

Tears rolled down cheeks of every one when Meghana stood by her mother’s body in full silence. The kid stood there looking closely at her mother’s body without talking to anybody. Many were seen weeping when Meghana lit the incense sticks offered by her father which marked the beginning of Prabha’s journey from Chandra Layout residence to eternal world.

Keeping Meghana in the dark about her mother’s death was a challenge for the family members. However, she realised something bad had happened considering the sudden change in the atmosphere in the house. Nobody in the house gave her a convincing reply on why Arun Kumar left Bengaluru in a hurry, added the family members. The family elders approached Meghana with much difficulty to inform her about the tragedy only hours before the arrival of the body.

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