Gundam Sankeerth, 25, from Hyderabad, was allegedly stabbed to death by his roommate in Austin, Texas on Monday, July 18th night. The Austin-based techie was stabbed by Kurremula Sai Sandeep Goud (27), also from Hyderabad, has been taken into custody by the Austin police.
Sankirth’s father, G Vijay Kumar, said the family members got the news from relatives on Tuesday morning that he was stabbed in his flat in Quarry Oaks apartment complex in North Austin. “We do not know what exactly happened. My son recently got a H1B visa. Our relatives in the US are going to hospital to find out more details,” a distraught Vijay Kumar said.
While the reason behind the killing is not known, Sankirth’s family members and friends said Sandeep used to tease him about his frail body. No one could provide much details about Sandeep. “We know that Sandeep is from Hyderabad and just 10 days ago he joined Sankirth in the flat. We came to know that Sandeep assaulted Sankirth with a kitchen knife,” Sankirth’s relative Ajay told the media.