NRI:Confusing Reports on the Death of Indian Student

‘Indian student in US may have committed suicide’

      Confusing reports are being received about the demise of Akkaldevi Srinivas.          Earlier reports said that it was a case of murder. Now there are rumors that it may be a suicide.

      What is the truth?       Police were searching for clues on the motive behind the suicide by a young Andhra Pradesh medico who was found dead in Pennsylvania in the US. They said the investigations so far pointed that it was not a case of murder.

After six hours of probe, the investigators said Akkaldevi Srinivas, 29, whose body was found in a pool of blood with wounds to his neck on Saturday, committed suicide. The coroner is also understood to have said that Srinivas had ended his own life.

Srinivas, who hails from Korutla in Karimnagar district, cut the vein of his neck, sources said. This may have guided early reports that it was a case of stabbing, they said.

Srinivas was an intern in a hospital in Scranton town but Scranton State University said he was not their student.

Sources said a suicide note was found but declined to reveal the contents citing ongoing investigations.

The medico’s father was on his way to the US to claim the body and the Indian Consulate officials in New York said they were ready to give all assistance needed by the family.

Meanwhile, about 50 people, mainly residents from the Scranton-Temple Residency Programme(STRP) at Mercy hospital attended a memorial for Srinivas at a funeral home where his body was kept.

extracts from TOI

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