Oklahoma: Indian Student killed

Student from Andhra Pradesh shot dead in Oklahoma

KV Ramana / DNA

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 1:39 IST

Hyderabad: An MBA student from Hyderabad was shot dead by two youths in Oklahoma city in the United States on Sunday evening. It was the seventh case of a student or techie from Andhra Pradesh being killed in the US in the past three years.

Prashanth Goinaka, 27, a resident of Santoshnagar in Hyderabad, went to the US on January 25 to pursue an MBA. He joined a food store as a part-time employee and started managing the cash counter a few days back. On March 21, the youths walked into the store and asked Prashanth to give them the cash.

They shot him dead when he refused.

A student at the International Technological University in California, Prashanth last week went to Oklahoma after the university permitted him to take up a part-time job. He had initially joined the merchant navy but could not cope with sea sickness. He was a good dancer and worked as a junior artiste in some Telugu movies, family members said.

Prashanth’s friends heard about his murder and informed his family after nearly 18 hours.