Chennai train twin bomb blasts: Woman victim was TCS techie, soon to get married

Written by PTI | Chennai | Updated: May 2 2014, 01:38am hrs
Chennai train bomb blastsSwati, who died in the twin bomb blasts aboard Bangalore-Guwahati train, had joined TCS only four months ago. (AP)
In a cruel twist of fate, 22-year-old techie Swati, who reportedly was working for TCS, fell victim to the twin bomb blasts on the Bangalore-Guwahati train just two months before she was to tie the nuptial knot.

Swati, an engineering graduate from a college in Hyderabad, had joined leading software firm TCS in Bangalore only four months ago and was returning home with a friend when the blasts claimed her.

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When the news of Swati's tragic death reached her family in Guntur, her parents and relatives were inconsolable.

"She was to come home today. But now only her body is coming", Swati's grief-stricken grandmother Rajalakshmi said.

"She was to marry in another two months," a wailing Rajalakshmi said.


24-year-old Parchuri Swathi who was killed in the bomb blasts in a train in Chennai. (PTI)

Fourteen persons were also injured in the bomb blasts that occurred in quick succession in the S4 and S5 coaches of the train as it arrived at the Chennai Central Railway station.