SYDNEY/HYDERABAD: In a tragic incident on New Year's Eve, Rakshita Mallepally (20), a student from Telangana studying in Sydney Australia was declared brain dead after a fatal road accident. However, what was more heart wrenching was that Rakshita's parents had announced that they were donating her organs after getting to know that there was no hope for her revival.
As per reports, Rakshita was studying Masters at IIBIT University, Sydney and had joined the university on November 19 last year. She had gone out on her two wheeler on December 31and met with a grave accident. Her family originally hails from Dindichintapalli village, Wanguru mandal in Nagar Kurnool district, are now settled in Hyderabad.
Rakshita's father Mallepally Venkat Reddy is a retired army personnel and is working with DRDO in the city, while mother Anita is a homemaker. They are living in GMRC Apartments in Keshava Reddy Colony in Balapur. Rakshitha completed her B.Tech in Hyderabad while her younger brother Akshat was studying in eighth class in a private school.
She met with an accident on New Year’s Day when she was on her way to the university on a two wheeler. It was not immediately clear as to how the accident happened. Locals rushed her to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, but doctors pronounced her brain dead. Her relatives, who were staying there, called her father Venkat Reddy on Saturday and told him about the incident.
Her parents were plunged into grief after they got the news of their daughter's death at the start of the New Year. Despite their grief they decided to donate her organs and informed the hospital where she was admitted. The family members are making arrangements to get her body back to Hyderabad.