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February 13, 2017 10:44
Telangana student shot dead in California

An Indian student was allegedly shot dead at Milpitas in Santa Clara county of California by a person suspected to be a carjacker. The incident is said to have occurred on Saturday morning, as per Indian Standard time, the victim’s father said.

26-year-old Mamidala Vamshi Chander Reddy from was returning after completing a part-time shift at a local store in Milpitas.

The victim’s father Sanjaya Reddy said that Vamshi’s friends called him on Saturday morning telling him that his son was missing and told him about an incident has taken place wherein a person was shot at. They later informed him that Vamshi was the person who was shot dead.

Vamshi Telangana’s Warangal district had gone to California in 2013 to pursue MS from Silicon Valley University. After recently completing MS, he was looking for a job in the software industry and took a part-time assignment at a local store.

Mr Reddy said that Vamshi’s friends told him that his son was shot dead by a carjackers who was trying to take away car of a woman at gunpoint in the parking garage of the apartment.

Mr Reddy fighting back his tears, said that Vamshi was worried about finding a software job in the US, he asked his son to come back and find a job in India. Their family wanted to him married.  He said that he would come back soon, but his family did not expect such a thing to happen to him.

Mr Reddy appealed to the state and central governments to bring back his son’s body without delay.

Local lawmaker Aroori Ramesh visited the grieving family and consoled them. He assured to extend all possible help to bring back Vamshi's mortal remains.

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