Caretaker minister, KTR tweeted that the murder of Pranay has come as a rude shock. He said that he was dismayed about the fact that casteism is so deep rooted. He minced no words in condemning the crime and said that the prepertrators will be severely punished, just as justice will be done to the family of the victim. He also expressed heartfelt condolences to Pranay's wife, Amrutha and his family members. The girl's father, Maruthi Rao is said to be a TRS follower.