Nandini a self confident girl
V. Nandini was killed on Monday night while chasing a biker on her two-wheeler to recover the money he snatched from her. Her cousin A. Najju alias Gayatri, who was with her then, was injured and will be discharged from hospital soon.
Visiting to the house of V. Nandini in Srinivasapuram. Inside, her family and neighbours are gathered together, mourning to her death.
“This house was everything to her and her sole dream was to pay off debts and complete constructing the house. Nandini was our only pillar of support. She worked for over 12 hours a day and took tuitions to make additional money for the family,” said V. Selvi, Nandini’s mother, Her father, Vadivel, is a painter and brother Vignesh has completed college and searching for a job. Unable to overcome the loss, Vignesh sleeps holding on to an old shawl of his sister’s.
Describing Nandini as a soft-spoken, but a self-confident girl, her mother Selvi recalled that fateful night when her daughter returned home tired after tuition. “I asked her to withdraw money to pay a creditor. She usually bids me goodbye when she steps out. That day, she did not tell me before leaving,” she said.
Being a first generation graduate in her family, Nandini always insisted on the importance of education to her cousins and neighbours and guided them.Relatives say that Nandini was always very careful while driving.
“She even put off her wedding so she could take care of her family. She was firm in what she wanted — be it in her profession or family. She was our guiding star,” Bhuvaneswari said.