Hyderabad: Dattatreya meets family of Indian techie murdered by roommate in US

  • PTI, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Jul 21, 2016 19:55 IST

Union labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday visited the Hyderabad residence of a 24-year-old software engineer, who was allegedly stabbed to death by his roommate in the US.

Dattatreya, a senior BJP leader who represents Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, met Gundam Vijay Kumar, father of Gundam Sankeerth and expressed condolences to the family and assured him of all necessary help for getting back Sankeerth’s body at the earliest.

“Pranith, one of his friends, had called up and told the family members here that Sankeerth was stabbed by one Sai Sandeep Goud, a roommate, on Monday,” Sankeerth’s uncle Srinivas had said earlier.

Sankeerth died while being shifted to a hospital and the accused was arrested by the local police in the US’ Austin, Srinivas said, adding that Goud also from Hyderabad had joined his flat a fortnight ago.

Sankeerth was stabbed to death by Goud in Texas on Monday following a quarrel.

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