Mysuru: Health minister, B. Sriramulu on Saturday visited the home of a 25- year- old student from Mysuru, who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in California, USA, on Thursday. Abhishek, who was pursuing his masters degree in computer science at the California State University in San Bernardino, was shot dead while he was returning home from his part-time job at a motel in that city, leaving his family in Mysuru distraught.
The young man, who did his engineering at the Vidya Vikas College in Mysuru, had posted on Facebook recently that he had become teaching assistant to Dr Ernesto Gomez at the Calfornia State University, San Bernardino College of Natural Sciences from October 31, but mystery surrounds his death.
Mr Sriramulu, who met his father, Sudesh Chandra, a yoga guru at the Sri Upanishath Yoga Centre Trust, promised to talk to Union minister and Mysuru Kodagu MP, Pratap Simha to help the family get a visa to the USA as soon as possible, even as reports indicate that Mr. Simha has already been in touch with the grieving family and has approached the Ministry of External Affairs to help expedite the mother's travel, to the United States.
While the police have recovered CCTV footage of the shooting, his assailant has not been identified , according to Abhishek’s family.
“We will not bring his body to India, but cremate him in the USA on reaching there. A few months ago I went to visit him in California and stayed with him for three weeks. His mother was supposed to go in January,” said his grieving father, clearly shocked by the violent end to his son's life....