First Trump-era slaying of Indian: Telangana youngster shot dead in US

Vamsi Reddy Mamidala was returning home after finishing his shift when his car was stopped by a man, said to be Caucasian who reportedly took his wallet and then shot him at close range.

Published: 12th February 2017 03:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2017 04:37 PM   |  A+A-

Vamsi Reddy

By Express News Service

WARANGAL: In the first deadly hate crime against an Indian since Donald Trump became president of the US, a young man from Warangal district in Telangana was shot dead from close range in San Francisco, California on Saturday evening.

Vamsi Reddy Mamidala was driving back to his apartment after finishing his shift in a part-time job duty when his car was stopped by a man, said to be Caucasian. The gunman took Vamsi Reddy’s wallet and then shot him at close range, the youngster's relatives in Warangal said.

Vamsi Reddy Mamidala had recently completed his MS course in Computer Science from a university in Silicon Valley and was looking for software jobs in the area while working part-time in a store. 

Distraught over son’s death, Vamsi Reddy’s father Mamidala Mohan Reddy, a farmer, told New Indian Express, "He spoke to me two days ago. He was very worried about his future as the new government in the US is imposing restrictions on the hiring of foreign nationals in the IT sector. I asked him not to worry about getting a job and asked him to come back to India. But he was gone within two days.”

Vamsi Reddy Mamidala’s parents live in the Vangapahad in Hasanparthy mandal of Warangal district. He went to the US in 2014 after completing a BTech degree in Vathsalya Institute of Science & Technology (VIST) located at Bhongir in Nalgonda district.

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