Police Says, Indian-Origin Man Shot Dead Wife, Then Himself In US

Police Says, Indian-Origin Man Shot Dead Wife, Then Himself In US

 Police Says, Indian-Origin Man Shot Dead Wife, Then Himself In US

New Delhi: In the United States' Texas, an Indian-American couple was found dead in their home in an apparent murder-suicide, said the police.

On Monday, the police officers were called to the house in Sugar Land,  around 6 am.

The cops had found the bodies of Sreenivas Nakirekanti, 51, and his wife, 46-year-old Shanti Nakirekanti at the scene.

While the Cops had found, Shanti with a gunshot wound to her head in the driveway of the home on Pendergrass and Sheffield Court, they had found Sreenivas in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest and a small handgun nearby.

A preliminary investigation indicates Sreenivas shot and killed Shanti and then turned the gun on himself, said the police.

As per the authorities, the 16-year-old daughter was asleep at home at the time of the shooting. She answered the door for the police when they arrived and told them her dad was not coming out of the bedroom.

Sugar Land city spokesman Doug Adolph said, she was not injured. The daughter is now in the care and custody of friends.

The couple's friends had informed that they also have a 21-year-old son, who attends the University of Texas.

"The two fatalities fits the scenario of a murder-suicide. This case is still under investigation," said the Sugar Land Police Department (SLDP) in a press statement.

"There is no danger to residents and SLPD is not looking for any suspects," it noted.

The local press were told by the cops that there was no history of domestic violence. While the acquintances of the couple told local media they had received an email from Sreenivas that day, but police had asked them not to share the contents of the note.

Sreenivas was a director at an energy company in Houston and Shanti was a computer programmer, and they didn't know of any problems between the two, said the people close to the couple.

"He's one of the best friends for a lot of people, and his wife is known to a lot of people here in the community. They're also involved in some charitable organizations. We are really shocked. What went on inside, we don't know, so we're trying to get more details from the police once they complete their investigation," said a longtime friend at the scene.

The murder-suicide is under investigation.