Indian American CEO shot dead in Silicon Valley

November 15th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS  

San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) An Indian American CEO and director of a semi-conductor company in Silicon Valley was shot dead allegedly by one of his disgruntled former employees, who was let go recently, the police said.The police have identified the victim as Sid Agrawal of SiPort Inc, a semi-conductor company based in Santa Clara.

Two others were killed in the Friday afternoon shooting at the company’s Office. One of them was being identified as Brian Pugh, vice-president of the firm. The name of the third victim, a woman, has not been released.

The suspect has been identified as Jing Wu, 47, an engineer, who was fired by the company recently.

SiPort Inc website said Agrawal was Electrical Engineering graduate from India’s IIT Kanpur.

This is the second such incident in a month involving an IIT graduate. Last month, Karthik Rajaram, an IIT graduate who lost his job, shot dead his wife, three sons and his mother-in-law.

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