Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday announced financial assistance worth Rs 20 lakh to a girl, who was orphaned after her father killed her entire family in Tadipatri.
Ramsubba Reddy, a farmer, killed himself after allegedly murdering his wife and two daughters, at their home, in Anantapur district.
Reddy, who was missing since the triple murder on Tuesday, was found in an unconscious condition near TTD Kalyana Mandapam in Tadipatri town on Wednesday.
Police shifted him to a local hospital, where he was declared dead. Doctors said he died of poisoning.
While Reddy's wife Sulochana, (45), and their daughters Pratyusha, (20), and Pratibha, (18), were killed, his eldest daughter, Prasanna, was not at home, as she was pursuing her education in Tirupati.
Stating that he would take care of her like 'a father, Naidu said that God had saved the girl.
PTI reported that the girl narrated her tragic story at a public meeting in Anantapur, where Naidu was present, which left the audience in tears.
“My father killed my mother and two sisters in an inhuman manner before consuming poison and committing suicide. I thought of ending my life too. But with the encouragement of Mr. Naidu and my relatives, I will live to realise the dream of my mother that I study a management course in an IIM and become a successful woman,” she was quoted as saying.
"We will keep a government job reserved for you. Now, we will deposit Rs 20 lakh in your name for a secure future. Don’t get disheartened. I will take full care of you as a father," Naidu was quoted as saying.
“The government will help his daughter in all possible way. This incident shows how intolerance levels are going up among people in the society," he added.
According to police, Reddy, was addicted to gambling. He had taken loans and was facing financial problems.