2 young NRIs drown in U.S. during picnic

Namboori Sridatta, 25, and P. Naresh, 24,  are reported to have drowned in two separate incidents in the U.S., according to information from their families.

Namboori Sridatta, who was working with Tata Consultancy Services in Arizona, drowned while picnicking with friends at a waterfall. According to his family in Vanasthalipuram in Hyderabad, the incident took place June 19, but they received the information late June 20. Sridatta, who was with friends, slipped and fell down into the water. Rescue workers recovered his body.

The youth had come to the U.S. five years ago and, after his education at Arizona University, got a job at TCS. “He was to come home next month, but yesterday we got this shocking news,” said Sridatta’s father, N.V.M. Swamy, a private employee. The family has appealed to the Indian government to ensure that the body is brought home early.

In another incident, P. Naresh, 24, a student in California, drowned in a river during a picnic. The incident occurred at Livermore River Park June 19. According to information that reached his family in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, he was on a picnic with his friends on a boat when he slipped and fell into the water. His body was recovered during a search operation launched by the local police.

Naresh was a second-year student studying for his M.S. His death shattered the dreams of his poor family in Bandipalem village. His father, Purnaiah, a small farmer, said he had telephoned him recently to inform him that he will be doing a part-time job and will send money home starting next month. Naresh’s family has urged the Indian government to make arrangements to bring the body back home.

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