A US national, suspected in the murder of Indian national Abhishek Sudhesh Bhat last week, surrendered to the police in San Bernardino on Saturday (1 December), Hindustan Times reported.
The San Bernardino Police Department arrested 42-year-old Eric Turner after he turned himself in. He has ben charged with killing Sudhesh outside a motel where the Indian youth worked part-time.
25-year-old Sudhesh, a resident of Mysuru, was studying a Masters Degree in computer science at California State University San Bernardino. He was also looking after a motel in his free time on behalf of a friend.
He was declared dead by the police which arrived at the crime scene immediately after being shot outside the motel on Thursday afternoon.
Although the motive of the murder was not yet known, the police said that it was investigating the matter. “The suspect was identified and turned himself in to authorities on the morning of Saturday. The motive for the shooting is under investigation,” San Bernardino police Sergeant Albert Tello said in a statement.
The police also told that Turner was being held without bail and would be produced before a local court on Tuesday.
After his death, Sudhesh’s friends have created a GoFund page to collect financial aid for his family. The campaign had raised over $ 39,000 till Sunday with more than 1,000 people donating for the cause
“The family grieves him deeply,” said the fundraising page, adding, “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.”
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