Jyotirmayee consigned to flames in Vijayawada

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Vijayawada, May 24: The mortal remains of Vempala Samrajya Jyothirmayee, who was allegedly murdered by Nalluri Nagaraja of Andhra Pradesh at her residence in Birmingham in Britain on May 6, were consigned to flames at an electric crematorium here today.

Earlier, her last journey started from Jyothirmayee's residence here in a vehicle. The body was kept in a coffin which was guarded by Telugu Desam party leaders and others.

Three representatives from Wolverhampton University, where Jyothirmayee was pursuing her Master's Degree in public health at Post-Graduate level, were also present when the body was brought to her residence.

As soon as her body reached her residence from Hyderabad, heart rending scenes were witnessed with wails reverberating the entire street as her parents and relatives cried unconsolably.

A large number of people also queued up and had a last glimpse of Jyothirmayee. On behalf of the TDP, party's official spokesperson N Rajakumari placed a wreath on the body.

Jyothirmayee's body reached the Shamshabad international airport from Britain at 0110 hrs. Later, it was brought here in a government vehicle, arranged by Krishna District Collector.

The Andhra Pradesh government had sanctioned Rs 2.68 lakh for bringing her body from Birmingham, The amount was credited to the Consulate General of india, Birmingham.

It may be recalled that Jyothirmayee was found dead in her house on May 6. She was staying with three other students from Andhra Pradesh. A post-mortem examination established that she died of head injuries.

UNI

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