Indian software engineer ‘stabbed’ to death by roommate in US: Family

  • Agencies, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2016 10:08 IST
A mugshot of the accused Sai Sandeep Goud. Goud was detained and questioned by the police for allegedly killing his roommate, in Austin, US. (Picture courtesy: Austin Police Department)

A 24-year-old software engineer from Kachiguda was allegedly stabbed to death by his roommate in Austin in the US, his family said in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

According to the family, Sankeerth was murdered in his room in Austin, Texas on Sunday night.

“Today morning, we got a call from our relatives and on of Sankeerth’s (victim) friends Pranith that he was stabbed by his roommate Sai Sandeep Goud,” Sankeerth’s uncle Srinivas said.

Sankeerth died while being shifted to a hospital and the accused Sai Sandeep Goud has been taken into custody by the local police, Srinivas said.

Another roommate told police that Sankeerth had a quarrel with Goud.

Sankeerth had gone to US two and a half years ago for studying Master of Science programme and started working three months ago after completing his education. Goud had reportedly shifted into his room early this month.

Sankeerth’s father G Vijaykumar, a government employee and mother Ramadevi were shocked on receiving the news.

Relatives said they were making efforts to bring home the body by the weekend.

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