Soon to be married woman, parents drown as car falls into canal in Telangana

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Karimnagar (Telangana), Feb 15 (PTI) A 21-year old woman, whose marriage was to be held in May, and her parents drowned on Monday as a family pilgrimage trip ended in a tragedy when their car plunged into a canal, about 60 kms from here, in Jagtial district in Telangana, police said.

Her 18-year old brother escaped unhurt as he managed to jump out of the car in time, they said.

The deceased were identified as senior advocate K Amarender Rao (50) of Jagtial, his wife and daughter Shreya.

According to police, the marriage of Shreya was scheduled to take place on May 21 and they wanted to offer prayers at their family deity temple in nearby Joginipalli.

The four left their home around 4.30 am but soon Rao lost control of the car which veered off the road, fell into the SRSP Canal and sank.

After being alerted by Rao's son, police reached the spot and retrieved the bodies of the three. PTI CORR VS VS