Naga Vaishnavi

Palagani Naga Vaishnavi (21 January 2000 – 2 February 2010) was the daughter of Palagani Prabhakara Rao, a noted businessman from Andhra Pradesh, India, and his second wife Narmada.

Naga Vaishnvai
Palagani Naga Vaishnavi

21 January 2000
Died2 February 2010 (aged 10)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Known forBeing kidnapped and murdered by her kidnappers
  • Palagani Prabhakara Rao (father)
  • Narmada Vaishnavi (mother)

Disappearance and aftermathEdit

Vaishnavi was kidnapped on 30 January 2010,[1] and murdered by her kidnappers on 2 February. That incident caused tremendous shock for her father, resulting in cardiac arrest and death.[2][3] She had previously been kidnapped in 2005. Her murder caused widespread outrage throughout Andhra Pradesh.[4]

Her older brother, Sai Tejesh, escaped from the truck when Vaishnavi was kidnapped. Her father had sought justice for his daughter's murder,[5] and has now died due to a heart attack.

A Vijayawada Women Sessions Court in June 2018 sentenced the three accused kidnappers to life imprisonment.[6]

Both of Naga's parents died before the accused were sentenced.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Krishna Rao: "Double tragedy: Vaishnavi’s father dies of shock", The New Indian Express, 3 February 2010, retrieved 3 April 2011
  2. ^ "Vaishnavi’s father dies in hospital", The Hindu, 3 February 2010, retrieved 3 April 2011
  3. ^ "Andhra tycoon dies of heart attack after daughter killed by kidnappers", The Times of India, 3 February 2010, retrieved 3 April 2011
  4. ^ Susarla, Ramesh (2 February 2010). "Vaishnavi was murdered on way to Guntur?". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 August 2018 – via
  5. ^ Samdani, M N (3 January 2013). "3 years after murder, justice eludes Vaishnavi". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Decade after 10-yr-old Naga Vaishnavi's murder, AP court gives life term to 3". 14 June 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.

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