Indian student’s body brought from US

March 8th, 2008 - 11:09 pm ICT by admin  

Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) The body of Akkaladevi Srinivas, a postgraduate medical student, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the US, was Saturday brought to his hometown in Andhra Pradesh. The last rites were performed in his native village Korutla in Karimnagar district, about 200 km from here, Saturday evening.

Srinivas, pursuing MD in Internal Medicine, was found dead in his room in the Scranton State University, Pennsylvania, March 1. The 29-year-old was found in a pool of blood with stab injuries on his neck.

A. Anjaiah, who brought back his son’s body from the US, disputed the US police’s claim that he committed suicide. “He was not a timid person to commit suicide. He was a bold man who opted to pursue higher education in the US,” he told reporters in the village.

Claiming that his son was murdered, Anjaiah alleged that US police were trying to show it as a case of suicide. He demanded a thorough probe into the incident.

An MBBS student of 1995 batch from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, Srinivas went to the US in 2002 and joined Scranton State University in 2005.

Family members of Srinivas said he had planned to return to India to settle down after completing his studies and open a super speciality hospital in Korutla to serve the poor.

Srinivas is the third student from Andhra Pradesh and second from Karimnagar district to be killed in the US since December last year. Two PhD students - A. Kiran Kumar of Karimnagar district and K. Chandrasekhara Reddy of Kurnool district - were shot dead by unidentified person at Louisiana University in December last year.

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