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NRI Doctor, resident student committed suicide in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, March 05, 2008
S. Azmi

NRI/Indian student, Akkaladevi Srinivas, 29, had committed suicide and his his body was found in his apartment in a pool of blood with stab wounds to his neck. The police said it was not murdered and a note found scribbled on a mirror in his apartment. He made several attempts to kill himself with knife.

In 2002, he came to the US for higher studies after finishing his MBBS from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India in 1995.

He was doing his MD in Internal medicine under the Scranton-Temple Residency programme at Mercy Hospital in Scranton town in Pennsylvania.

According to India news media, his father, Garage Anjiah said he had promised his family and relatives that he would come back and set up a modern hospital in his native Korutla town. He was unmarried, lived alone and he had the planning to visit India during April or May and had agreed to see some girls for getting married. His friends said they did not notice any signs of depression or any other reason for suicide.

Akkaladevi Srinivas’s mother is staying with his sister and brother-in-law who are both doctors settled in Cincinnati, US. Srinivas’s body would be sent to India.