Hyderabad software engineer stabbed to death by roommate in US

Hyderabad: A 24-year-old software engineer from Kachiguda here was allegedly stabbed to death by his roommate in Austin in the US, his family said here today.

"Today morning we got a call from our relatives and Pranith, one of his friends, that Sankeerth was stabbed by one Sai Sandeep Goud, a roommate, yesterday," Sankeerth's uncle Srinivas said.

Sankeerth died while being shifted to a hospital and the accused had been taken into custody by the local police, Srinivas said.  

Sankeerth, who came to the US around two years ago, had started working in Austin sometime back after completing his Master of Science programme. According to reports, Sai Sandeep Goud checked into his room early this month through a consultancy. Two others shared the room. 

Relatives say they are trying to bring the body home by the end of this week.