A 27-year-old Indian techie was shot dead by an unidentified assailant in California on Saturday evening.
According to the reports reaching here, Vamsi Chander Reddy Mamidala from Warangal district of Telangana was found dead with bullet injuries near the garage of his apartment at Milpitas in California.
He was staying in the US after completing his MS in Computer Sciences from a private university in Silicon Valley.
The police, who reached the spot after hearing the gunshots, suspect that a person, reportedly a black, might have shot him dead to rob him of money and car.
The incident occurred barely a day after Mumbai youth Rakesh Talreja (25) was shot dead by four unidentified men in his Kingston home in Jamaica in a case of similar suspected armed robbery.
Two of his Indian roommates also suffered bullet injuries.
Vamsi’s father Mohan Reddy Mamidala, a farmer from Vangapahad, told media that he had received a call from the US police on Sunday morning stating that his son was shot dead from a close range by an unknown miscreant.
Vamsi had completed his B Tech from Vathsalya Institute of Science and Technology at Bhongir in Yadadri district of the state in 2014 and left for the US to pursue his MS. After completing his MS degree recently, Vamsi started doing a part-time job at a departmental store in the US and had been looking for a permanent employment.
“He was in regular touch with us. He called me on Friday and was worried about the dwindling job opportunities in the US following the restrictions imposed by the new government. I told him to come back to India, if he did not get any job there. But he has now gone forever,” a wailing Reddy said.
It is learnt the police had taken the accused into custody but they are yet to disclose the details.