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Chennai Blast: 23-year-old TCS employee from Andhra Pradesh dies

Chennai Blast: TCS employee dies
Chennai, May 1: 24-year-old Swati Parachuri, an employee of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), was on her way to one of her relative's house in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. But suddenly everything changed and the journey became her last journey.

Swati died on the spot when low intensity bomb blast occurred in Bangalore-Guwahati Express at Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday, May 1. The bomb was kept under Swati's seat.

The train started from Bangalore on Wednesday morning and it was scheduled to reach by 5:40 am but it was running late. The blasts occurred at S4 and S5 coaches of the train which was standing at platform no 9 around 7:15 am.

Railway Police, which have been investigating the blast case, suspected that a mobile device was used to trigger the twin blasts aboard the train. Two persons have been detained so far and they have been questioned. While one suspect was hiding in the train, another suspect was arrested from the airport.

The twin blasts created ruckus as one ISI agent was arrested in the city on Wednesday. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister condemned the blasts. Opposition leader and DMK supremo M Karunanidhi said the blasts could have been prevented if police had taken swift actions.

TCS issued a statement saying, "We are deeply shocked and saddened at this unfortunate loss of life of our colleague in this tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time." TCS HR team visited Swati's family in Chennai hospital.

Meanwhile, micro-blogging site Twitter has gone abuzz over the news. While many expressed condolence for Swati's family, many other expressed their anger against inaction of the government tackling terrorism against innocent people.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>may god heal those injured in <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ChennaiBlast&src=hash">#ChennaiBlast</a> n may the soul of Swati rest in peace...btw y ppl wid the name swati alwaz hv a tragic ending??</p>— Madhuchhanda (@madhu27) <a href="https://twitter.com/madhu27/statuses/461749720403034112">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Swati lies in GH morgue. Same place where my dad lay. I know how that place looks. I hope she is not alone for long.</p>— BHAVANA NISSIMA (@tw_bhav) <a href="https://twitter.com/tw_bhav/statuses/461748164244955136">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Rest In Peace <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SWATI&src=hash">#SWATI</a> guntur native..,who died in todays bomb blast at chennai central!!</p>— .. (@CallmeHaRsh) <a href="https://twitter.com/CallmeHaRsh/statuses/461752593962631168">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Very sad to hear a 22 yr old girl named Swati died during the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ChennaiBlast&src=hash">#ChennaiBlast</a>.she is too young to die.where is the justice??</p>— Arindam (@ari_reddevil) <a href="https://twitter.com/ari_reddevil/statuses/461750855192952832">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Both security and TN government is ramshackle. CM saying her condolence news from kodanadu. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ChennaiBlast&src=hash">#ChennaiBlast</a>. RIP Swati.</p>— Guru Prasad (@guru_prasad93) <a href="https://twitter.com/guru_prasad93/statuses/461770095199801344">May 1, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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