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January 22, 2009 11:47 IST

An Indian software engineer from Andhra Pradesh was found dead in his apartment in Indianapolis in the United States on Tuesday evening.

Muthyala Purushottam, 27, was found dead in his apartment in a south eastern neighbourhood of Indianapolis City on Tuesday evening, police said.

This is the latest in the series of deaths involving students and professionals from the south Indian state in the US over the past few months.

A resident of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, Purushottam worked with Triton Infotech in Indianapolis.

Purushottam, son of police sub-inspector M Nagalingam, went to the US two years ago and was living with his wife Praveena, who also hails from Anantapur.

An Indianapolis police official, requesting anonymity as she is not authorised to speak to the media, told PTI that the police received an emergency call at about 6.15 pm.

The body was first found by his wife, also a software techie, who then alerted the neighbours, who in turn called the police, the official said.

Upon reaching the apartment, the police found the deceased lying on the floor and there appeared to be some marks on his neck. He was immediately taken to the hospital. The autopsy report is awaited, she said.

The official said that while initial investigation has indicated that it is a case of suicide, the police is continuing with its investigation to confirm the reasons and cause of his death and also the circumstances under which it happened.

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