Dattatreya calls on family of Indian techie murdered in US

, 5:41 PM IST

Hyderabad: Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today visited the residence of a 24-year-old software engineer here, who was allegedly stabbed to death by his roommate in the US.

Dattatreya, a senior BJP leader who represents Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, met Gundam Vijay Kumar, father of Gundam Sankeerth and expressed condolences to the family and assured him of all necessary help for getting back Sankeerth’s body at the earliest.

“Pranith, one of his friends, had called up and told the family members here that Sankeerth was stabbed by one Sai Sandeep Goud, a roommate, on Monday,” Sankeerth’s uncle Srinivas had said earlier.

Sankeerth died while being shifted to a hospital and the accused was arrested by the local police in the US’ Austin, Srinivas said, adding that Goud – also from Hyderabad – had joined his flat a fortnight ago.

Sankeerth was stabbed to death by Goud in Texas on Monday following a quarrel.