Dec 15: A special squad of police organised for conducting investigation for a twin murder case held at Louisiana State University has suspected over three or four ‘black’ males reportedly seen rushing from the vicinity of the apartment where murder took placed, said investigating team on Saturday morning on the basis of prior investigation.
A special task force has been organised comprising University Police Department, the Baton Rouge Police Department and the East Baton Parish Sheriff's Office to solve the murder case of 2 Indian students who were pursuing doctoral degree in the separate subjects from Louisiana State University and were found dead in the same apartment, police informed.
“The three or four men were seen into a small to mid-size four-door car leaving the complex with its headlights turned out,” said Baton Rouge police while suspecting that the fourth person was possibly occupied by the rest and might be the driver of the car.
Both the murdered students belong to Andhra Pradesh, India and were pursuing their doctoral degree in LSU since last five years. The 31-year old Chandrashekhar Reddy Komma, a Kurnool resident of AP was pursuing a doctoral degree in Biology while Kiran Kumar Allam (33), a Karimnagar resident was studying Ph.D student in Chemistry from the same University.
Allam was married and living with his wife in the same house of the apartment, where the dead body of both students has been recovered from the police. The pregnant wife of Kiran was on the duty when murder took place. She was the first to see the dead body of both the victims when she returned home. She had immediately call the police for asking help as police informed media.
“There was one hole seems made by bullets in each one’s head while Komma’s body was found tide with the computer cable” said the investigating team. The body of Allam was found near the apaertment’s door”, added police.
Kiran Allam was the son of renowned Telgu author Rajaiah and Chandershekhar was his fast friend, said a common friend of both the victims. “This murder has shocked everyone around here”, added common friend.
The family members of Kiran’s have got the information regarding their murder from the internet and all the relative of both of them were still in stunned.
The Indian government has sent two consul officers K P Pillai (Consulate general of Houston) and Alok Pandey (First Secretary from Indian Embassy) to Baton Rouge to make communication to the University authority, police department and the Indian-American community to provide all possible assistance, department of external affairs reported.
Meanwhile Indian Ambassador in US Ronen Sen has expressed his grief towards the family members of the victims and hopes that the culprits would be caught soon and due justice would be meted out to them.
On the other hand, the LSU Foundation has announced to set up a support fund for assisting victims’ family.
MALLEPALLI LAXMAIAHDecember 15, 2007 at 12:00 AM