CEO of a pharmaceutical company from the city won a 10,000$ lottery at a casino but had a short-lived celebration as a robber followed the latter home and killed him in the quest to rob his winnings. Sree Ranga Aravapalli, 54, who headed Aurex Laboratories here in the city and the US, was shot dead at his residence in Plainsboro, New Jersey, on Tuesday, 25 October.
The death of the pharma CEO was confirmed by County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Plainsboro Police Chief Fred Tavener in a joint statement that also named the suspect Jekai Reid-John, 27, who followed Aravapalli from Pennsylvania to New Jersey and later fled to Pennsylvania. The police have also confirmed John's arrest near Pennsylvania and await orders to extradite him to New Jersey.
Extradition is usually referred to as transferring criminals across two countries based on the country of the crime and the capture location, but in the US, this process occurs among its 50 states.
John Reid followed Aravapalli right from the time the Hyderabadi cashed his 10,000$ from the Parx Casino in Pennsylvania and followed him 80 km to his New Jersey home and broke in from the back door and shot Aravapalli while his wife and daughter were asleep upstairs.
Aravalli was pronounced dead with multiple gunshot wounds when he was rushed to a hospital nearby. Apart from managing his pharmaceutical with a research center in the city, Late Aravapalli was the CEO and board member of Ezminds and ePayroll and was a holder of a master's degree in Information Technology from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.