WASHINGTON: Five men have been arrested for allegedly robbing and killing a software engineer from Andhra Pradesh in the US, the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) said.
A native of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, Venkata Subba Reddy Cuttamanchi, 35, was allegedly shot dead in a motel in Southfield near Detroit on Wednesday by the boyfriend of a Mexican woman with whom he had a date, TANA said.
Police was informed by people who witnessed the shooting at 2.00 am.
"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 2.00 a.m. The woman’s boyfriend and four other cronies who were waiting at the motel robbed Venkat and shot him to death," said Mr Prasad Thotakura, the TANA executive vice president.
Mr Thotakura said Cuttamanchi’s body will reach Chennai by the early hours of Tuesday.
Mr Jayaram Komati, the TANA president, and Mr Mohan Nannapaneni, the TANA secretary, have expressed deepest condolences to Cuttamanchi family and urged the Indian American community to get familiar with safety and security guidelines.