Stalemate Continues Over Sasikala’s Last Rites


Amaravati: Stalemate continues over the last rites of Telugu techie Narra Sasikala and her six year old son Anish Sai who were found dead in their New Jersey residence. Sasikala and her son were found dead in the pool of blood in the flat last Thursday. While her parents who live in Vijayawada alleged that their son-in-law Hanumantha Rao must have killed them, the US police are probing into every aspect to find the accused.

The US police have completed the formalities and handed over the bodies to Hanumantha Rao and the representatives of the Telugu Association for further action. Sasikala’s parents in Vijayawada have been asking the US police and the US Consulate to send the bodies to their home, while Hanumantha Rao is said to have decided on having the last rites in US. Interestingly, Hanumantha Rao’s parents who live in Thimmarajupalem village of Paruchuru mandal in Prakasam district want the bodies of their daughter-in-law. Narra Subba Rao and Siva Parvathi, have told their son Hanumantha Rao to send the bodies here. Though Hanumantha Rao had agreed to send the bodies he is not permitted to move out of US due to police restrictions. As he could not accompany the bodies to perform the last rites, Hanumantha Rao is having second thought of conducting the last rites in US. However, this would not be possible only if the parents of the deceased Sashikala give a clean chit to the police.

Back home in Vijayawada, Sasikala’s parents who have complained to the US consulate and the police against Hanumantha Rao and his girl friend and they are not willing to take back their complaint. “How is it possible? We have doubts over the role of our son-in-law and his girl friend in the death of our daughter. We can’t withdraw the complaint without the police completing the investigation and identifying the criminals,” said Venkateswara Rao.

As both Hanumantha Rao and his parents want the bodies to be taken to Thimmarajupalem village of Prakasam district for the funeral, Sashikala’s parents have taken one step backward and asked the US consulate to keep the bodies in their Vijayawada house at least for a few hours before they are sent to the in-law’s house. Venkateswara Rao is in constant touch with the police and the representatives of the Telugu association.

It is to be seen how things would get unfolded once the US police issue clearance for the travel of the two bodies on Wednesday evening.


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