Telangana youth gunned down in US; hate crime suspected

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.

Telangana youth gunned down in US; hate crime suspected

In a suspected hate crime against an Indian, a young man from Warangal district in Telangana was shot dead from close range in San Francisco, California on Saturday evening.

According to reports, 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 told

The New Indian Express.

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.

His parents collapsed on hearing about the killing of their only son, The News Minute quoted a family friend as saying.

The family has urged the Telangana government to take steps to bring the body home.

Taking to Twitter, IT Minister KT Rama Rao said the state authorities had already stepped in, and were trying to bring Vamshi's body back as soon as possible.