Indian-American techie kills his 4 family members

Indian-American techie kills his 4 family members

Shankar Nagappa Hangud, a 53-year-old Indian-American techie has reportedly killed four of his family members. The shocking case came into the spotlight when Shankar surrendered himself at Northern Carolina police station in the US. He also had a corpse in his car and drove to the police station.

Shankar, who resides in Roseville, California is currently facing four charges of murder. Roseville Police Department Captain Joshua Simon told that Shankar was in custody at the South Placer Jail after city detectives brought him back from Siskiyou County on Monday night.

It is reported that Shankar told police he had killed people at his apartment in the Placer County city of Roseville. However, cops are still unsure of the motive behind murders. Reports say it could be finance related. This is because, the accused tax record showed that he faced a federal tax lien of $178,603 from the Internal Revenue Service this year.

Shankar Hangud works as a data specialist and had previously worked for several companies in the Sacramento. An official quoted, "the incident has touched the lives of many in the area... It's a very sad, sad situation. The suspect himself drove to the Mt Shasta Police Department with one of the victims in his car and made a confession to them to start off this investigation".

Moreover, the victims' identities are not disclosed and  reports say that two of them could be minors. Since Hangud was produced in court and represented by a public attorney, Martin Jones, an attorney with the Placer County Public Defender's Office said that Hangud's confession had already complicated his defence.