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HYDERABAD: An alleged drug addict who killed 27-year-old software engineer from Telangana, Vamsi Reddy Mamidala in Milpitas, California, has been arrested. Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj received this information from the Consulate of India in San Francisco.
A software engineer, Vamsi was shot dead on February 10 in the parking lot of his apartment at Milpitas when he was coming back from his part-time job. The alleged culprit was arrested by the police almost immediately after the crime.
"I am pained to know about the tragic death of your brother Vamsi Mamidala. My heartfelt condolences to your family," Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet reply to Mula Mahipal Reddy, a cousin of the victim. Mahipal had tweeted to the minister for help in bringing Vamsi's body to India from the US at the



earliest.
The minister said, " I have got a report from our Consulate in San Francisco. The report says Vamsi was killed by a drug addict on Friday evening at Milpitas. The culprit has been arrested. Our Consulate is in touch with your family. We assure you of all help and assistance."
Responding to a tweet by this reporter, the Protector-General, Government of India, M C Luther has also asked Consulate General of India, New York, Embassy of India in Washington to help in bringing the body of Vamsi Reddy to India.
Sushma Swaraj also made a telephone call to Vamsi Reddy's father Sanjeeva Reddy who lives in Warangal district. Meanwhile, in a show of solidarity, Indian students in the US have come together to contribute to defray the expenses for sending Vamshi's body to India from the US.


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