Two Indian-origin men, including a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) employee, died in two separate incidents in US, according to information reaching their families.
Namboori Sridatta, 25, who was working with TCS in Arizona, drowned while picnicking with his friends at a waterfall.
According to his family in Vanasthalipuram in Hyderabad, the incident took place on Sunday but they received the information late on Monday.
Mr Sridatta slipped and fell into the water. Rescue workers recovered his body later.
The youth had gone to the US five years ago and after receiving education at Arizona University, got a job at TCS.
“He was to come home next month but yesterday we got this shocking news,” said Mr Sridatta’s father NVM Swamy, a private employee.
The family has appealed to the Indian government to ensure that the body is brought home early.
In another incident, P Naresh, 24, a student in California, drowned in a river during a picnic. The incident occurred in Livermore River Park on Sunday.
According to information reaching his family in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, he was on a picnic with his friends on a boat when he slipped and fell into the water.
The body was recovered during a search operation launched by the local police.
Mr Naresh was studying MS second year. His death shattered dreams of the poor family in Bandipalem village.
His father Mr Purnaiah, a farmer, said he had telephoned him recently to inform that he will be doing a part time job and send money home next month onwards.
Mr Naresh’s family has urged the Indian government to make arrangements for bringing the body back home.