ISRO scientist killed by gay sex partner who blackmailed him for money

Hyderabad: The Isro scientist, who was found murdered in his apartment in Hyderabad on October 1, was killed by a man blackmailing him for money in exchange for gay sex.
The 56-year-old scientist Suresh Kumar, who was a technical expert at the National Remote Sensing Center, was used to live alone in his apartment as his family was settled in Chennai.
Following an investigation taken up by forming three teams and technical and forensic evidence, it was found that 39-year-old Janagama Srinivas, a Lab Technician of a private Pathology lab, was responsible for killing Suresh.
According to the investigation, Suresh was lonely and his economic condition was not that great either. Taking advantage of this, the accused Srinivas allegedly seduced him using the excuse of collecting blood.
The accused expected monetary favours in return for sex. As he did not get the expected amount of money, Srinivas hatched a plan to kill Suresh.
Srinivas purchased a knife and went to Suresh’s apartment on September 30 at 9.30 pm and after having sex with him, an argument for money broke out between the two. Amidst the argument, Srinivas killed Suresh by attacking him with a knife and causing serious head injuries.
Suresh had been living in Hyderabad for 20 years. His wife was also working in the city but was transferred to Chennai in 2005.
Their son is settled in the US while their daughter lives in Delhi.