A man from Andhra Pradesh found his wife and their seven-year-old son dead in their home in New Jersey, United States, on Thursday evening.
The couple, both software professionals, had been living in the US since the last nine years, and the wife, Sasikala worked from home. On the day of the incident, N Hanumantha Rao had returned from office to find his wife and son dead.
The woman’s husband told his father M. Subba Rao who lives in the remote Thimarajupalem village, near Parchur, that his wife, N. Sasikala, and son, Aneesh Sai, were found strangled to death when he returned from work in the evening.
The techie couple was living in the United States for the past 10 years and did not complain of any problem there, said Mr. Subba Rao, who used to be in touch with his son over phone on a daily basis.
“Immediately thereafter, the local police seized his phone and took him to the police station for questioning. We are trying to contact relatives and friends to ensure that our son does not face any trouble and the bodies of our daughter-in-law and grandson are sent back to India at the earliest,” said Mr. Subba Rao.
The sound of Indian murdered in US heard in the parliament also. “This is a serious and very dangerous matter. Just two weeks ago, Indians were murdered and now two more people have been killed. PM Modi must take this matter up with the President of America Donald Trump,” said T Subbarami Reddy, MP from Congress quota in Rajya Sabha.
Deputy Chairman P J Kurien too expressed shock over the incident and said the matter should be taken up at the highest level. He also asked Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to convey the incident to the External Affairs Minister.
Coming to know of the double murder, Parchur MLA Y.Sambasiva Rao sought the intervention of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) and Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu to bring back the bodies of the deceased to their native village.