Washington: A software engineer from Andhra Pradesh was robbed and shot dead by a group of five people in a motel near Detroit, where he had gone to meet a Mexican woman.
The victim has been identified as Venkata Subba Reddy Cuttamanchi, 35, who is a native of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.
Cuttamanchi was shot dead by a group of people in Southfield near Detroit on Wednesday around 2:00 am, the Telugu Association of North America said.
The police have arrested all the five individuals, including the boy friend of the woman, who were involved in his killing.
"Venkat Reddy met a 23 year old Mexican woman through Internet dating, had a meal at Wendy's restaurant, and drove to a nearby EZ Rest motel around 2 am.
"This woman's boyfriend and four other cronies who were already waiting at the motel robbed Venkat and shot him to death," said Prasad Thotakura, TANA executive vice president.
Police was immediately informed by people who saw the shooting, who responded in no time and arrested all those involved in the homicide.
Thotakura, who helped in getting the body back to India, said all formalities have been completed and the body is in transit to reach Chennai by early hours of Tuesday.
Jayaram Komati, TANA president, and Mohan Nannapaneni, TANA secretary has expressed deepest condolences to Cuttamanchi family and urged the Indian American community to get familiar with safety and security guidelines that are available on its website.
Story first published:
June 20, 2010 00:08 IST