Karthik Rajaram kills family and commits suicide at LA

October 7th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Karthik Rajaram, 45 shot and killed his wife, three children, mother-in-law and then himself Monday in an upscale home, Los Angeles.

Rajaram had a master’s of business administration in finance, formerly worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sony Pictures. He had been unemployed for several months, decided to commit suicide and kill his 6 family members in order to get rid of his financial burden.

Polices found Rajaram’ dead body with a gun in his hand on Monday. He left three suicide notes — one for police and one for friends and relatives — and a will.

The bodies of the man’s 39-year-old wife, 70-year-old mother-in- law, and three sons - ages 19, 12 and 7 - all of them were shot in head, found inside the home’s bedrooms. Investigators said family members died on Saturday.

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