A 26-year-old Mamidala Vamshi Chander Reddy from Telangana's Warangal was allegedly shot dead at Milpitas in Santa Clara county of California by a man suspected to be a carjacker. As per the victim's father, the incident took place on Saturday morning, as per Indian Standard Time, when he was returning after completing his part-time shift at a local store in Milpitas.
His father said, "Vamshi's friends called me on Saturday saying my son is missing and that an incident has taken place wherein a person was shot at. They later informed me that it was Vamshi who got killed."
Mr. Reddy said Vamshi spoke to him over phone just two days back.
He added, "His friends told me that Vamshi was shot dead by a carjacker who was trying to take away car of a woman at gun point in the parking garage of the apartment."
Mr. Reddy further said, "He was worried about finding a software job there. I asked him to come back and find a job here. We wanted to get him married. He said he would come back home soon but we did not expect such a thing to happen to him."
According to reports, Vamshi had gone to California in 2013 and completed his MS from Silicon Valley University. And he took a part-time assignment at a local store while he was looking for a job in the software industry.
He appealed to Telangana and central governments to bring back Vamshi's body without delay.