Melbourne accident victim Nethra recovering, says brother in Mysuru

Nethra Krishnamurthy, who was battling for life after being injured in a serious accident in Melbourne, Australia on Friday, is now recovering.

But her mother’s worry, apart from her health condition, is her eight-month-old son Hari, who completely depends on her for nourishment and care.

Nethra’s mother, Padmavathy Krishnamurthy, has reached Melbourne to take care of the infant. Padmavathy, an employee of the Revenue Department in Gundlupet, Chamarajanagar district, is a resident of Vidyaranayapuram in Mysuru.

Meanwhile, her younger brother Vignesh Krishnamurthy and other members of the family have been praying for Nethra’s recovery.

Nethra (32), met with a gruesome accident on January 20, while returning to her office – Mexia Consulting – in Melbourne. She was run over by a speeding car at Bourke Street. She was immediately rushed to Alfred Hospital, and doctors said she was severely injured.

“We got to know of the accident on Friday and my mother immediately flew to Australia on Saturday and reached there on Sunday. Nethra has spoken to my mother. She is worried about Hari, who needs to be

nursed. Friends and relatives in Australia were taking care of Hari. They even asked Nethra not to worry,’’ Vignesh told DH over phone from Mysuru.

“She is responding well to treatment, which is a good sign,” he said. Nethra is the eldest sister, followed by Neha Krishnamurthy and Vignesh. The family hails from Mysuru. Nethra did her schooling in Kalaburagi and her engineering in Mysuru.

Financial aid

Since Nethra needed financial assistance for her medical treatment, their family friend Tanvir Chowdhury ran a campaign on mycause.com.au, mentioning the accident and her medical condition.

The response was phenomenal and in just a couple of days, $1,29,446 (Aus) was raised for her treatment, against the requirement of $1,00,000.

Meanwhile, the alumni of the National Institute of Engineering (NIE), where Nethra did her civil engineering from 2002 to 2006, have decided to raise funds for Nethra’s treatment. NIE principal G L Shekar told DH, “If necessary, the college would also raise funds.”

Serious injuries

Her husband Mohan Kumar had reported on social media that she sustained major injuries to her liver, kidney, intestine and besides scalp lacerations. She also had multiple spinal and rib fractures. Her lungs were also punctured.
“She has been through multiple surgeries. Now, she is recovering,” Kumar had stated.


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