US national claims the life of an Indian student in California

Last Updated: Dec 02 2019 19:33
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The police on Sunday said that a US national has surrendered in San Bernardino and been arrested on charges of killing Indian national Abhishek Sudhesh Bhat early this week.

According to the San Bernardino Police Department, the suspect, Eric Turner, 42, turned himself in on Saturday.

He has been arrested on charges of killing Sudhesh, 25, outside a motel where he was working part-time.

He was shot at by Turner outside the motel on Thursday afternoon. He was pronounced dead by the police which reached the scene soon after.

The San Bernardino Police Department said the case is being investigated. The reason why Turner shot at Sudesh was not immediately known.

“The suspect was identified and turned himself into authorities on the morning of Saturday. The motive for the shooting is under investigation,” San Bernardino police Sergeant Albert Tello said in a statement.

Till Sunday more than 1,000 people had helped raised more than USD 39,000.

“The family grieves him deeply,” the fundraising page said.

“He was attacked while he was looking after a motel in his free time on behalf of his friend. The family grieves for him deeply,” it said.

“He had decided to go abroad to study with the only aim and ambition to help and be there for his family. He worked hard day and night to fulfil this dream. He wanted to fund his younger brother Abhishreshta’s medical education fees apart from being financially available for everyone in his family,” it said.