HYDERABAD: Acting on humanitarian grounds, Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) extended monetary support to the family of aate Aishwarya Reddy, who committed suicide due to a lack of funds to pursue her online education during the Covid lockdown.
Aishwarya was a native of Shadnagar and was pursuing her education from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi. When this incident was brought to the notice of Minister KTR, he immediately responded and assured all support to the family.
Aishwarya Reddy, a student of LSR and an IAS aspirant, was found hanging at her Shadnagar house in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district on November 2. In a suicide note purportedly written by her, the 19-year-old woman said she did not want to burden her parents with her educational expenses, according to police officials. The second-year BSc Mathematics (Honours) student had returned to Telangana from Delhi in March, after those staying in the hostel were asked to go home by the college authorities in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, the family met KTR at Pragathi Bhavan where he briefly interacted with the family members. After enquiring about their well-being, the Minister in his personal capacity had donated an amount of Rs 2.50 Lakh to the family and also assured to provide a 2 BHK Dignity House.
KTR said that it was very unfortunate to lose an educated person in the family. He has assured to stand by the family in the future as well. The family members interacted with the minister and said that they were shattered by the untimely demise of their daughter. “We thank Minister KTR for his support. It has given us moral strength during these tough times,” the family said.