Before his dead body was found, Teja's mother Narla Sridhar
Hemalatha had blamed the caretaker for the mishap. Talking to TV 9,
she had said, "My son is studying in Mir Piri Academy. He had gone
to Rishikesh for a yoga conference. On March 5 evening, we received
a call from the school management. They said that along with his
friends, he had gone for swimming in the river Ganges, where he was
Hemalatha, who is shocked to hear the news about the death of
her son Teja, had claimed that her son had gone missing due to the
negligence of the caretaker. She had added, "Teja's father rushed
to Rishikesh soon after the cops informed them of the development
and he came to know that it was a danger zone. But the school
management had not informed us about his trip to this
Talking to TV 9, Teja's friend Rocky also blamed the caretaker.
He said, "In this danger zone, water level is 3 to 4 feet high at
one place, but a couple of feet away from this, the level changes
to 30 feet high." The caretaker should have carefully handled the
students, have not used life boat or jacket. Their irresponsibility
should be blamed for this accident.
However, on Monday midnight, the Rishikesh police have recovered the body of Narla Teja after a week long rescue operation. Teja's family says that his body has been sent for post-mortem and it will be brought to the city today (March 13). His final rites are expected to take place on the same evening.