Family was waiting for her, got shocking news instead

Medico washed away in canal was in touch with kin on fateful day

Family was waiting for her, got shocking news instead

 “Dad don’t go anywhere, I want to spend two days with you. And don’t forget to gift me a silk saree which I had asked you for my convocation day.” 

This was the last conversation medico L P Shruti had with her father a couple of hours before her death.

Her family was waiting for her arrival since she had informed her father L Guruprakash that she would reach the City by 7.30 in the evening on Friday. But a call from the police informing them about the fatal incident left the family shattered.

Her Rajajinagar residence was flooded with visitors, including relatives and friends, who were filled with disbelief since she was in touch with them on social media on the fateful day.

She was a meritorious student and had scored 96 percent in SSLC and 94 percent in PUC. She was talented in non-academic activities too as the many medals and trophies at home showed. 

Her father said her death in the canal came as a surprise since she had even won a medal in swimming. 

“I don’t know how she was washed away in the canal despite knowing swimming. She might have panicked,” he said. 

Her close friend Chetan wanted her to sing for his unnamed upcoming movie. Playing clips sung by her on WhatsApp, Chetan said she was a good singer.Her seniors in college recall the days spent with her and said they learnt many things from her. 

A senior, Kushal, said, “We won't get a person like her. Her death has saddened us.”

“We used to play with her and used to watch TV with her. We can’t believe she is dead,” said her neighbour’s children Preeth and his sister. 

Girish, Jeevan and Shruthi, all medical interns at Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences had drowned in VC Canal near Hulivana in Mandya taluk on Friday, when they were taking a selfie.

The body of Girish was retrieved on Saturday. It was found three km from where he had drowned. 

The bodies of Jeevan from Tumakuru and Shruthi were recovered on Friday.

Brilliant studentGirish was a brilliant student. He had secured the 340th rank in the Common Entrance Test (CET) and 97 per cent in PUC. He was the only son of C Shridhar and Saraswathi of Chikkapete in Tumakuru. 

The family had moved to Mandya to be with their only son, said Girish’s uncle Srinivas. 

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