An NRI techie Sankirth, 25, who went to the US a little over 2 years ago to study for a Master of Science, completed his education and joined a job in Austin, Texas, barely three months ago. He was stabbed by his roommate, 27-year-old Sai Sandeep Goud Kurremula. Both the victim and accused hailed from Hyderabad.
According to information sent to his family in Hyderabad he was murdered in his room in Austin on July 18.
His killer has been taken into custody by the police. The motive behind the murder cannot be ascertained yet. However, according to the third roommate Praneeth, reportedly a quarrel between the two was the reason behind the murder.
Sankirth was stabbed in the abdomen, after which he was shifted to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.