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A 26-year-old youth from Warangal Urban district, who was allegedly shot dead by a 'carjacker' in Milpitas city in California's Santa Clara Country last Saturday, was cremated in his village today.
The incident had happened when Vamshi Chander Reddy was returning to his apartment after completing his part-time shift at a local store in Milpitas.
Vamshi's father Sanjeeva Reddy had said he was informed about the firing by his the friends of his son over phone.
Vamshi was cremated in afternoon in the presence of a large number of people after his body was brought back to his native place Vangapahad.
Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya called upon Vamshi's family and consoled them.
Dattatreya said the firing incident has left the NRIs staying in the US scared.
"I appeal to the US Government to take steps to protect the Indians living there and ensure that such incident does not recur," the BJP leader said, adding the Central government took timely steps to bring back the mortal remains of Vamshi.
Vamshi had gone to California in 2013 and completed his M.S. In Silicon Valley University. While he was looking for a job in software industry in the US, he recently took up a part-time assignment at a local store in Milpitas city.
According to Sanjeeva Reddy, Vamshi got shot by a carjacker who was trying to take away car of a woman at the gun point in the parking garage of his apartment.
However, it is not clear whether Vamshi died while trying to save the woman or if the attack was unprovoked.