Andhra software engineer shot dead in Detroit

A software engineer from Andhra Pradesh was robbed and shot dead by a group of five people in a motel near Detroit, where he had gone to meet a Mexican woman.

Updated: Jun 20, 2010, 12:03 PM IST

Washington: A software engineer from
Andhra Pradesh was robbed and shot dead by a group of five
people in a motel near Detroit, where he had gone to meet a
Mexican woman.

The victim has been identified as Venkata Subba Reddy
Cuttamanchi, 35, who is a native of Chittoor in Andhra
Pradesh.

Cuttamanchi was shot dead by a group of people in
Southfield near Detroit on Wednesday around 2:00 am, the
Telugu Association of North America said.

The police have arrested all the five individuals,
including the boy friend of the woman, who were involved in
his killing.

"Venkat Reddy met a 23 year old Mexican woman through
Internet dating, had a meal at Wendy`s restaurant, and drove
to a nearby EZ Rest motel around 2 am.

"This woman`s boyfriend and four other cronies who
were already waiting at the motel robbed Venkat and shot him
to death," said Prasad Thotakura, TANA executive vice
president.

Police was immediately informed by people who saw the
shooting, who responded in no time and arrested all those
involved in the homicide.

Thotakura, who helped in getting the body back to
India, said all formalities have been completed and the body
is in transit to reach Chennai by early hours of Tuesday.

Jayaram Komati, TANA president, and Mohan Nannapaneni,
TANA secretary has expressed deepest condolences to
Cuttamanchi family and urged the Indian American community to
get familiar with safety and security guidelines that are
available on its website.

PTI