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How a Reformed Criminal Set up a Tea Shop With the Help of Cops

Karravula, a former criminal, has turned a new leaf and has opened a tea stall with the help of the police.  

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A native of Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, Karravula committed his first crime as a juvenile in 2008.

A man accused of committing a number of thefts and masterminding over 80 house break-ins, Karravula is a now a changed man.

Karravula Srinivas Reddy is a 25-year-old man with a criminal record who once wanted to become a cricketer like Yuvraj Singh. He started a new innings in life on Wednesday when he opened a tea stall at Neredmet with the help of the Cyberabad police.

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A New Life



Karravula, a former criminal, has turned a new leaf and has opened a tea stall with the help of the police.  
DCP Malkajgiri E Ramachandra Reddy inaugurating the tea stall at Neredmet. (Photo Courtsey: The News Minute)

After coming out of jail on January 23, 2015, Karravula fell ill with tuberculosis and was under treatment for over a year.

In January 2016, he approached the Cyberabad Commissioner CV Anand and sought his help. The Commissioner considered his request and instructed the local police to set up a tea stall for him.

Observing a great change in Srinivas Reddy’s behavior, Cyberabad Commissioner decided to help him start a tea stall at Neredmet bus stop. Cyberabad Police is ready to extend rehabilitation to such persons who come forward and want to change from their past criminal life. We are looking for many more changes like this.
E Ramachandra Reddy, DCP Malkajgiri who inaugurated the tea stall told The News Minute

A native of Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, Karravula was sent to jail at Lalaguda police station for his complicity in a cell phone theft case.

In 2008, one day when I bunked school, I was caught by my father and he scolded me and asked me to leave the house. That was the start of my criminal activities and I started committing small thefts. I was studying in class 10 at that time. I never wanted to become a criminal, but unfortunately, when I got caught for the first time by the police, I discontinued school. I felt very guilty to go back to school since I thought everyone would know I am a thief. After meeting a few people in jail, we all started to break into homes for money.
Karravula toTNM

He added, “When I started all this, I was not that serious about money. It was only after my brother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer that I became serious and wanted to earn money for his cancer treatment. But unfortunately, he did not survive and after his death, I stopped it. He is my inspiration behind this change as he always advised me to leave all this.”

We really appreciate my brother’s change, our family was always worried about him but now as he is back as a normal person, we are all very happy.
Sravanti, 24-year-old sister of Srinivas Reddy to TNM

(The writer Anusha Puppala works with The News Minute.)

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