In an unexpected turn of events, actress Yashika Anand and her friends met with a tragic accident during the wee hours of Sunday, July 25. Yashika Anand and her 3 friends, while returning to Chennai from Mahabalipuram met with an accident when their car rammed into a barricade and later on to the center median. Yashika's close friend, Pavani Velicheti passed away in the accident, while the other three of them are said to be hospitalized for treatment. Yashika is currently in the ICU ward of Apollo Hospital in Chennai and she is undergoing treatment for the same. According to reports, Yashika Anand is said to have sustained fractures in the arm, leg, and hip.

The Mahabalipuram Police has filed 3 cases against Yashika, with regards to the accident and more details regarding the same are awaited. While the fans are praying for Yashika to recover soon, people have also expressed their heartfelt condolences to Pavani's family and friends. Pavani Valicheti is said to have returned to Chennai from the USA only four days before and it is unfortunate that she is no more.

Having said that, Pavani's younger sister Sravani has now shared an official statement regarding the tragic incident on her Instagram page. Sravani thanked everyone for their love and care. She informed that her family is going through a tough phase, not knowing how to digest and accept the reality.

Sravani Velicheti's official statement read, "Hello All, Thank you for checking on Pavani. Honestly, I can't even describe what we are all going through right now. I know we all are going through the same and trying to digest this heart wrenching news that our beloved Pavani Velicheti is no more. Let us all grieve in peace. Thank you all for your care and condolences. Sravani (Pavani's sister)". This statement from Pavani Valicheti's sister has made the people very emotional and has grabbed the attention of the netizens.