Indian American Venkannagari Krishna Chaitanya was found dead in his apartment in Arlington, Texas on Friday, Jan. 26, according to a Hindustan Times report.
According to the Hindustan Times, the 30-year-old software engineer from Telangana’s Siddipet district who was working for Cognizant Technologies on a Southeast Airlines project and when the landlord had not seen him come out of his room for a while, he called the police.
When police arrived on the scene, they broke open the door and found Chaitanya lying on his bed, he was already dead.
The police have informed his father Srinivasa Chary and his brother Vamsi Krishna who live in India.
According to the Hindustan Times, Chaitanya had come to the U.S. three years ago to work on a project.
On Saturday, the Telangana Chief Secretary S. P. Singh wrote to the Consul General of India in Houston requesting him to make arrangements to transport Chaitanya’s body back to Hyderabad.
Mohan Goli and Sridhar Madhavaneni, representatives of the Telangana NRI wing, are also cooperating with the Indian mission to send the body home.
Family members told Hindustan Times that a post-mortem has been completed and the body is likely to be flown to India by Thursday, however police are still investigating the cause of death.