JEYPORE: A day after learning that their elder son, A Sheshadri Rao, was shot dead in Boston, the Rao family here is yet to come to terms with reality.
The shocking news came even as his parents were excited to welcome Sheshadri back home next month. He was to complete his 18-month course in Boston University in May and join a company here in which he was offered a three-month paid internship, said his father Sudhakar Rao.
Sheshadri was pursuing MBA in treasury and management in the university. On the fateful day, April 19, some unidentified persons shot him in the leg and arm. Boston Police had recovered the body near an apartment in
Allston which is 1.5 km from the university campus and suspected the body to be of a university student. After inquiring into the details to ensure his identity, university authorities informed his family here.
On Friday, Sudhakar and police officials here got an e-mail from Boston University dean and the Indian Counsel respectively in this regard.
Local police, led by Jeypore Sub-divisional Police Officer UR Dash, met the bereaved family and inquired into the matter. Sudhakar said his son was on good terms with all on the university campus and was a meritorious student.
Rao said Boston University police had already begun probe into the matter and the body would be flown in to Bhubaneswar from Boston.
Meanwhile, back home residents as well as educational institutions in Jeypore town have condemned the killing.
The Jeypore SDPO said Jeypore police would provide all help as per Boston University Police requirements in its investigation. Jeypore MLA Rabi Narayan Nanda met the bereaved family on Saturday.
Awaiting eagerly for a last glimpse of their son, the family would leave for Bhubaneswar on Sunday to receive the body. Sources said the body would be flown to Bhubaneswar by April 24.