VIJAYAWADA: Mystery shrouds the death of four members of aTelugu familywho were shot and killed at their home in West Des Moines city,Iowa, in the US, on Saturday.
Sunkara Chandrasekhar (44), his wife Lavanya (41), and his two sons, aged 15 and 10, were shot and killed, a police statement said. The family belonged to Tsundur town inAndhra Pradesh‘s Guntur district and had been living in the US for at least two decades.
On Saturday, at around 10 am, a local resident dialed 911 after being informed about gunshots being heard in Chandrasekhar’s house. Police officials found dead Sources close to the family said they had moved in the house in March.
Speaking to TOI, a family friend, who is also a member of theTelugu Association of North America(TANA), said on condition of anonymity that Chandrasekhar has been suffering from depression for a while and that there was a dispute in the family .
In anInstagrampost, local police explained that at the time of shooting other family members, including two adults and two children, living in the house as guests After discovering the bodies He has found someone who then called 911. The police has not revealed the identities of the guests.
Although the police gave no detail about motive, they said that there was no immediate threat to the community and that the deaths directly affected their family and co-workers. They have also said that investigations had revealed that at the time of the gun being fired, no outider had entered the house. This is interpreted by many as pointing to a family dispute.
Chandrasekhar worked for the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Technology services bureau. Sources added that Lavanya was a software developer Friends and acquaintances cited his work excellence certificates and said he was a hard-working employee.
TANA members got in touch with family members in Tsundur town and were told that everyone was in shock. They also denied any help