Andhra Pradesh’s student Eluru killed at fuel station firing in US


Vijayawada: Shootings in the United States once again created a stir. In a shocking incident, a 24-year-old Telugu youth named Saiesha Veera, hailing from Eluru in Andhra Pradesh, was shot dead at a fuel station on West Broad Street at Franklinton in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday.

The Telugu student went to the United States to pursue his master’s degree, and along with his studies, he was engaged at the Shell fuel station as a clerk.

After the shooting incident, he was taken to Grant Medical Centre, but medical staff declared him dead around 1.27 am. The CCTV footage was recovered.

Saiesh landed in the US after the death of his father and was survived by his mother and a brother in India.

One of his close friends, Punith Ragubadhi, in the United States told the local media that he was on the brink of quitting his current job but this tragedy occurred.

The Telugu Association of North America (TANA) has been working on a war footing to airlift the body of Eluru within two days and bring it to the deceased’s native place.

The incident recalled the shooting of three Indian students while they were walking to Walmart in Chicago, when two armed assailants came in a car and intercepted them. They robbed everything they had in their possession, and when the trio tried to flee from the spot, they started firing arbitrarily, killing one named Devansh and wounding his other friend Sai Charan, while the third, Lakshman, managed to escape.