Techie kills himself at Seattle home, support pours in

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A software engineer hailing from Telangana’s Yadadri district reportedly killed himself in the United States by hanging in his home in Seattle.

The deceased has been identified as Madhukar Reddy Gudur, a native of Bhongir.

The family reportedly received a call from Madhukar’s friend at 7.30am on Tuesday, informing them about the death. The reason for Madhukar’s act is yet to be established.

The New Indian Express reported that Madhukar was survived by his wife and a seven-year-old daughter and he had been working in a software firm for the past seven years.

Madhukar moved to the US 10 years ago and got  married to Swathi seven years ago. His wife reportedly works for T Mobile, a telecommunications company.

The couple had recently bought a house in Bothell, in the Seattle metropolitan area. Meanwhile, Madhukar’s cousins reached his house.

His body will be brought back to India in the next few days.

“We are trying to reach out to local Telugu organisations as well and the family members to complete the procedures to shift the body,” Sudheer Jalagam, a Seattle-based Telugu techie from Telangana Development Forum (TDF), told The Hindu.

Financial support has also begun pouring for Madhukar, as a crowdfunding campaign raised $15,890 in just seven hours after it was started.

The campaign was started by Naveen Reddy Gaddam, also a resident of Bothell, and Madhukar’s friend.

“Let’s support Madhu’s family in moving his body back to India for the last rituals,” the petition read.

Meanwhile, the Washington Telugu Samithi (WATS) have also started a separate crowdfunding campaign, that has raised close to $ 6,000.

“Please come forward and donate funds that would be required to support the family,” the WATS said.

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