Indian student in US commits suicide

March 5th, 2008 - 1:47 am ICT by admin  

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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. Akkaladevi Srinivas, 29, was found dead in a pool of blood with stab wounds to his neck. He was pursuing a post-graduation in internal medicine as part of the Scranton-Temple Residency Programme (STRP) at Mercy Hospital in Scranton town in northeastern Pennsylvania.

His name on the STRP website appears as a house staff physician with an MD degree.

“It is not a case of homicide, but suicide,” Detective Pat Tobin of Scranton police department told IANS.

The coroner’s office in Scranton confirmed the suicide but was not ready to release further details.

Srinivas’s family in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, was reported as saying that they got to know about his death on Sunday.

Srinivas went to the US for higher studies in 2002, after finishing his MBBS from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad.

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