Techie plays Good Samaritan

A software engineer played Good Samaritan for the distressed families of the three workers who were choked to death in a manhole in CV Raman Nagar on Tuesday.

Mahesh, a native of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, coordinated with the police for completing the formalities and accompanied the families of the deceased workers till the bodies were handed over.

Kore Anjaneya Reddy (45), Dantha Yarrayya (35) and Tatta Thavitayya (28), all from Andhra Pradesh, died of suffocation when they were trying to clear the clogged sewerage line. The deceased were earlier identified as Anjaneya Reddy, Eeraiah and Davitha Naidu.

Mahesh said that Yarrayya one of the deceased, hailed from Palavalasa village where his (Mahesh’s) uncle Appalla Naidu works as a teacher.

“My uncle asked me to help the family members as they neither knew the city nor the local language,” he said. “I got in touch with them and ensured that they arrived in the city safely. Now I will ensure that family members get compensation,” Mahesh added.
According to Mahesh, a majority of the people in Palavalasa village work as labourers.

“They are brought to cities on the promise of better wages, but are exploited.

“My uncle told me that the family of Yarrayya  did not have the money to travel to city. They borrowed money to purchase bus tickets. They had no money to even buy food,” he said. Mahesh also had plans to ensure that the children of the deceased workers get education so that they can lead a life of dignity.

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