Skip to comments.2 Louisiana State Students Found Dead
Posted on 12/14/2007 6:53:11 AM PST by TornadoAlley3
International Ph.D. Scholars Discovered Slain In Campus Apartment; Home Invasion Suspected BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 14, 2007
Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, two international Ph.D. students at Louisiana State University, were found dead inside a campus apartment, police said, Friday, Dec. 14, 2007. (AP / CBS)
(CBS/AP) Two international students were found shot to death inside an apartment at a university in the U.S. state of Louisiana, and authorities said Friday the men were likely slain during a home invasion.
The victims, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, both international Ph.D. students at Louisiana State University, were found inside an apartment at the Edward Gay complex, police said. They were discovered after a call to campus police Thursday night seeking medical attention.
Authorities did not release their nationalities or other details.
No suspects had been identified.
An emergency text message was sent to students registered for an emergency alert system, but not all students received it, the university said in a news release. The problem was being investigated.
Officials also sent out an e-mail, voice mail message and posted a message to the LSU Web site. Many campuses implemented such emergency alert measures following the mass shooting of 32 people at Virginia Tech earlier this year by a gunman who killed himself.
LSU's police department and Baton Rouge Police are both working the case - they are urging students to use caution when moving about the campus, reports CBS News affiliate WWL-TV.
They also said at no time was any part of the campus under lockdown.
Well that story is a bit light on details
Well, looking at their names, they sound Middle Eastern. Perhaps there is some logic or reason in not releasing their nationalities.
International students, must have been from new Zealand from their names.
From their names, they sound Indian. I’m so sad for their families.
It’s from seeBS what more did you expect from them?
They could be Sri Lankan
We’ve produced a generation of criminals, and let some more cross the border, so we shouldn’t be surprised at the consequences.
Uh, no. Those names are Hindi.
If they lighten it up a bit more it will be ready for USA Today.
So, we will just have to wait and see -- although there are lots of native criminals in Louisiana, why prey without regard to "race, creed, or color"
The new favorite to blame in Baton Rouge, is of course, New Orleans transplants, or “Katrina victims”.
Thanks, hope it was an isolated incident and not another Va Tech.
There is no shortage of criminals prowling South Baton Rouge looking to prey on LSU students.
They’re obviously...... Tigers!
Do you doubt that transplanted New Orleanians continue to commit crimes at rates similar to what they did in New Orleans?
Also nearly half of the population of Fiji is of Indian descent.
No, they're Indians. Probably chosen because the likelihood of them owning weapons and being able to defend themselves was quite low.
Looks like India to me.
That would depend on how you defined to Middle East. However, most people except for Miss. South Carolina understand that India is not part of the Middle East.
No, not Middle Eastern, Hindu. Could be Pakistani or other members of the Subcontinent as well.
AP now reporting that definitely Indian — discovered by the pregnant wife of one of the dead.
Chemistry and biochem for anyone else who was wondering about their programs.
Two Doctorate Students Killed on LSU Campus During What Cops Call Home Invasion
Both men had been shot once in the head, said Charles Zewe, an LSU system spokesman. Three men were seen leaving the area, and police were searching for them.
“From what we’re being told, Komma was bound with a computer cable and shot,” Zewe said. “The other man was found near the door.”
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No other violence was reported and the campus was not locked down, though officials were cautioning students about traveling to the university Friday morning and police patrols were increased on campus. Students were taking final exams, and many on the 30,000-student campus had already gone home for the semester break.
“Police actually think it was a straight home invasion and not a concern to the rest of the campus,” said Kristine Calongne, a university spokeswoman.
More info from FOX News
In the Gay complex?
Well, I'm from Mississippi and we're just steeped in ignorance here, Thanks for furthering my education.
NEW: A task force made of the LSU Police Department, the Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana State Police, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office has been assembled to investigate the murders of the two LSU graduate students. Investigators say they are trying to identify and locate three young black males who were seen hurriendly leaving the vicinity of the apartment where the murders occurred. They say the men got into a small to mid-sized four-door car, possibly occupied by a fourth person (driver). The car was seen leaving the complex with its headlights off and headed south on Governor Claiborne before turning its lights back on and turning right (west) on Aster.
A friend of my mother was killed by a “Katrina Victim”, so I know it is a real problem.
No bail for 2nd teen in U. of C. spree
The second teenager charged in a string of violent robberies around the University of Chicago campus last week was denied bail Friday afternoon.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Israel Desierto agreed with the prosecution that Demetrius Waren, 17, of the 58000 block of South Michigan Avenue, posed a threat to the public. Warren's next court date is Dec. 17.