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Telangana Man, Shot Dead In US, planned to travel home for Mother's birthday

New Delhi:A 61-year-old from Telangana was killed outside his apartment in the US, days before his trip to India, his…

New Delhi:

A 61-year-old from Telangana was killed outside his apartment in the US, days before his trip to India, his family said.

Sunil Edla had planned a two-month trip to India to visit her mother for her 95th birthday and celebrate Christmas with her family. “Everyone rang him and talked to him, because he soon went to India,” said his cousin Raj Casula.

Edla was killed by a 16-year-old boy in a carjacking incident in Ventnor City, according to information received by his relatives on Saturday.

Police department in Ventnor City said it was Edla on the sidewalk near his house on November 1

5 with a shot injury. He had suffered from his injuries when the police arrived.

Mr Edlas Vehicle, a 2002 Subaru Forester, was later found about 6 miles from his home, in Atlantic City. After the vehicle was located by the officers, the suspect was tracked and arrested on November 16th. He was charged with the Juvenile Complaint with murder, robbery, carjacking, illegal possession of a gun.

“I’m just speechless right now. They could have just taken the car and let him go,” said Edla son Morrison in a report in NBCPhiladelphia.com.

A father of two, Mr. Edla, was 30 years old living in the Atlantic County, and worked in the Atlantic City hospitality industry. Edla left home for work when the teens shot him and fled his car.

A neighbor said the murderer encountered Edla and shot him dead on the sidewalk near the second floor stairs. Monitoring video showed teens ride up to Mrs. Edla’s home. The boy released his bike and hid when he waited for Edla to leave the house.

(with inputs from agencies)

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