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Culprit in killing of Indian youth in US arrested: Sushma Swaraj

The alleged killer of an Indian youth in California has been arrested, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said today and assured all assistance to the family of the deceased.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 13, 2017 17:04 IST ]
26-yr-old Vamshi Mamidala was killed in Santa Clara,
26-yr-old Vamshi Mamidala was killed in Santa Clara, California last week

The alleged killer of an Indian youth in California has been arrested, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said today and assured all assistance to the family of the deceased. 

26-year-old Vamshi Mamidala was killed in Santa Clara County of California last week.  

In a series of tweets today, Swaraj said, “I am pained to know about the tragic death of your brother Vamshi Mamidala. My heartfelt condolences to your family. I have got report from our Consulate in San Francisco. The report says Vamshi was killed by a drug addict on Friday evening at Milpitas. The culprit has been arrested.” 

“Our Consulate is in touch with your family. We assure you of all help and assistance,” she added.  

According to Vamshi's family, the incident happened when Mamidala Vamshi Chander Reddy was returning after completing his part-time shift at a local store in Milpitas. 

Reddy's friends informed his family about the incident over telephone.  

Vamshi had gone to California in 2013 and completed his MS in Silicon Valley University. While he was looking for a job in the software industry in the US, he recently took up a part-time assignment at a local store.

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