A software engineer from Andhra Pradesh was robbed and shot dead by a group of five people in a motel near Detroit, where he had gone to meet a Mexican woman.

The victim has been identified as Cuttamanchi Venkata Subba Reddy, 35, hailing from Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. Venkat Reddy was shot dead by a group of people in Southfield near Detroit on Wednesday around 2:00 a.m., the Telugu Association of North America said.

The police have arrested all the five individuals, including the boyfriend of the woman, who were involved in his killing.

“Venkat Reddy met a 23 year old Mexican woman through internet dating, had a meal at Wendy’s restaurant, and drove to a nearby EZ Rest motel around 2 a.m. This woman’s boyfriend and four other cronies who were already waiting at the motel robbed Venkat and shot him to death,” said Prasad Thotakura, TANA executive vice president.

People who witnessed the shooting immediately informed the police, who then arrested all those involved in the homicide.

Mr. Thotakura, who helped in getting the body back to India, said all formalities have been completed and the body is in transit to reach Chennai by early hours of Tuesday.

Keywords: murderU.S. crime