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Indian Student Shot Dead in California
Suspect turned himself to police later
SAN BENARDINO, CA- Abhishek Sudhesh Bhat, who was pursuing his Masters degree in Computer Science from California State University (CSU) in San Bernardino, was shot dead on Nov. 28 by an unknown assailant.
According to news reports,, Bhat, 25, originally from Mysore, had been working part time at a hotel nearby and was wrapping up his work on Nov. 28 evening when he was killed.
As per report, 42-year-old San Bernardino man, identified as Eric Devon Turner was arrested on Nov. 30 on suspicion of shooting to death of Bhat. Sgt. Albert Tello of the San Bernandino police told that suspect had fled on foot, but was identified by police and later turned himself in on Nov. 30 morning. motive of killing Bhat was not immediately known.
He had completed a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and Technology in Mysore, and had moved to the U.S. around 18 months ago to pursue his masters.
Bhat was also working as a teaching assistant of Dr. Ernesto Gomez for the Computer Science Class – CSE320.
He is survived by his parents; father Sudesh Chand is a yoga instructor at the Upanishat Yoga Centre in Kuvempunagar in Mysore, and his mother, Nandini Aithal, is a housewife.