Killer of Indian student living in California, Abhishek Sudesh Bhat, has surrendered to the police of San Bernandino yesterday. The suspect is 42 year-old and goes by the name of Eric Turner.
He offered himself to the police for killing 25 year-old Abhishek when he was working part time outside a motel.
Abhishek was a resident of Mysuru and was studying Masters Degree in computer science at California State University San Bernardino. He was working outside a motel in California when he was shot by the accused, Eric Turner on Thurdsay afternoon. Police reached the scene within an hour and declared him dead.
The case is currently under investigation and police is trying to find out the motive behind this murder.
“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.
Turner is being held without bail and is being scheduled to be produced before a local court on Tuesday.
Friends and family of Abhishek have set up a GoFund page to raise the money in his memory. Till Sunday over 1,000 people had helped raised more than $39,000. “The family grieves him deeply,” the fundraising page said.
“He was attacked while he was looking after a motel in his free time on behalf of his friend. The family grieves for him deeply,” it said.
“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 fulfill this dream. He wanted to fund his younger brother Abhishreshta’s medical education fees apart from being financially available for everyone in his family,” it said.