Indian student in US commits suicide

March 5th, 2008 - 12:03 am ICT by admin  

New York, March 4 (IANS) An Indian student found dead Saturday in the US state of Pennsylvania had committed suicide and was not murdered, the police have said. Akkaldevi Srinivas, 29, was found dead in a pool of blood with stab wounds to his neck. He was pursuing his second-year MD in Internal Medicine from Mercy Hospital in Scranton Town in northeastern Pennsylvania.

“It is not a case of homicide, but suicide,” Detective Pat Tobin of Scranton police department told IANS. Details from the coroner’s office are awaited.

Srinivas’s family was reported as saying that they were informed on Sunday by a friend of Srinivas after his body was found.

Srinivas went to the US in 2002, after finishing his MBBS from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad. He joined Scranton State University for an MD programme in 2005.

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