Khammam native Sridhar Munnaluri killed in UK accident

Sridhar Munnaluri
File Photo: Sridhar Munnaluri

Hyderabad: A native of Khammam, Sridhar Munnaluri, succumbed to injuries he suffered after being knocked down by a taxi in Swindon of South West England on Saturday evening.

Sridhar, who completed his studies from Raichur, is survived by his wife and two young daughters aged five months and eight years.

According to information available from local UK newspapers and social media, Sridhar was taken to Southmead Hospital’s Major Trauma Unit after the crash which occurred shortly before 8pm on Saturday.

His death was announced in a statement released by Pradeep Bhardwaj, chairman of the Swindon Hindu Temple.

Bhardwaj said: “It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our community members, Sridhar Munnaluri, who suffered fatal injuries on Saturday night in an accident involving a taxi in the town centre.

Sridhar, who lived in Brunel Crescent, was a very religious Hindu, a fondly neighbour and one of the most adored local tennis club members, Bhardwaj said, adding that as a community, they were trying everything possible to help the family.

“Needless to say, the whole community is in shock and very anxious as it happened right in the heart of the town. We are in close contact with the police who are pursuing their investigation,” he said.

A fund raising campaign by the Swindon Hindu Temple Trust to help Sridhar’s family has raised £34,157 so far.

Further details are awaited.