Mamidala Vamsi Reddy, 27-year-old student of the Silicon Valley University, from Warangal district of Telangana was shot dead near his apartment in California, his family said. He was found dead at the parking lot of the apartment in Milpitas city, where he had gone for a walk after dinner.
“We were told that Vamsi was found dead by the police who reached the spot, responding to a carjacking call by a woman,” the victim’s brother-in-law Srinivas Reddy said.
“Vamsi had gone out for a walk after having dinner. After some time, someone told his friends that a person was shot in the parking area,” said Srinivas and added that Vamsi’s cellphone was switched off and the police are yet to identify the assailants.
“He had gone to the US one and a half years ago. The last time he spoke to his parents was on Wednesday,’’ Srinivas said.
Vamsi, son of a farmer, was hailed from the Vangapahadu village and had gone to the US to pursue MS in computer science in September 2015 and was living in the apartment along with four friends.
It is said that, when he was going home from work on Saturday night, a man tried to rob him off. Vamsi tried to resist, the White man, believed by police to be under the influence of drugs, shot the young Telugu boy with a gun. The perpetrator had escaped and police are searching for him. Doubts are being raised that the killing might not be just a robbery-turned-homicide but a racism-influenced crime.
(Video Source: NTV Telugu)