An Indian software engineer from Andhra Pradesh was found dead in his apartment in Indianapolis in the US,with preliminary investigations pointing it to be a case of suicide.
Muthyala Purushottam,27,was found dead in his apartment in a south eastern neighborhood of Indianapolis City Tuesday evening,police said.
This is the latest in the series of deaths involving students and professionals from the south Indian state in the US over the past few months.
A resident of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh,Purushottam worked with Triton Infotech in Indianapolis.
Purushottam,son of police Sub-Inspector M Nagalingam,went to the US two years ago and was living with his wife Praveena,who also hails from Anantapur.
An Indianapolis Police official,requesting anonymity as she is not authorised to speak to the media,said that the police received an emergency call at about 6-15 p.m. Tuesday that the deceased was found dead on the floor.
The body was first found by his wife,also a software techie,who then alerted the neighbours,who in turn called the police,the official said.
Upon reaching the apartment,the police found the deceased lying on the floor and there appeared to be marks of something around his neck. He was immediately taken to the hospital. The autopsy report is yet to come,she said.
The official said while initial investigation has indicated that it is a case of suicide,the police is continuing with its investigation to confirm the reasons and cause of his death and also the circumstances under which it happened.