Indian Origin man awarded life sentence for murdering his family

California: An Indian origin IT professional Shankar Nagappa Hangud had been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Hangud had dramatically surrendered to the police in California with his son’s dead boy in his car in 2019. Investigators said that Shankar, who is now 55, confessed to killing his wife and three kids over several days at his apartment in California.

Shankar declined to comment during the sentencing in Placer Country, a KCRA-TV report said on November 11.

Shankar created ripples among the communities across the USA as he walked into Mount Shasta Police Department in Placer County in 2019, 320 kilometers north of his apartment in Roseville, and told the officers that he had killed four people.

Roseville police later found the bodies of his wife and two daughters in the apartment at Junction Road. The fourth body, that of his son, was found in his car parked outside the police station in Mouth Shasta. The victims were identified as Jyothi Shankar, 46; Varun, 20; Gauri Hangud, 16; and Nischal Hangud, 13.

Shankar allegedly murdered his wife, his daughters, and his youngest son on October 7, 2019, in their Roseville apartment at the Woodcreek West Complex on Junction Boulevard. He later killed his older son, somewhere between Roseville and Mount Shasta, where he surrendered to police on October 13 with his son’s body in the car.

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