Houston: An Indian-American couple living in an affluent suburb Texas was found dead under mysterious circumstances in their home on Monday.
According to reports, the couple found at the house situated in Sugar land of Texas are identified as Sreenivas Nakirekanti, aged 51, and his wife 46-year-old Shanti Nakirekanti.
The Police officers arrived at the crime scene around 6 am after Mrs Shanti was found dead in the driveway with a gunshot wound in her head, while her husband Sreenivas was found in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest and a small handgun nearby, NDTV reports.
Preliminary investigations reveal Sreenivas have shot Shanti first and later killed himself while the couple’s 16-year-old daughter was asleep at home at the time of the shooting.
When the Police arrived at the house, the daughter answered the door for the police and told them her dad was not coming out of the bedroom.
According to the couple’s friends, the couple also has a 21-year-old son who attends the University of Texas.
“The two fatalities fits the scenario of a murder-suicide. This case is still under investigation,” said the Sugar Land Police Department (SLDP) in a press statement.
“There is no danger to residents and SLPD is not looking for any suspects,” it noted.
Sreenivas was a director at an energy company in Houston while his wife Shanti was a computer programmer said neighbors and friends who also said they have no clue if any problems had existed between the two.
“He’s one of the best friends for a lot of people, and his wife is known to a lot of people here in the community. They’re also involved in some charitable organizations. We are really shocked. What went on inside, we don’t know, so we’re trying to get more details from the police once they complete their investigation,” said a longtime friend at the scene.
The murder-suicide is under investigation.