New York: A 26-year-old Indian employee at an IT firm, who was accused of murdering an American woman, was found dead after he allegedly committed suicide due to suspected drug overdose at a New Jersey hotel.
Pawan Kumar Anjaiah, 26, a software engineer, was in the US on an assignment with IT firm Cognizant.
Delaware state police had issued arrest warrants against Anjaiah, charging him with first degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon, after a Pennsylvania woman Danielle Mehlman was found murdered in Delaware’s Dewey Beach motel on June 18.
However, the search for Anjaiah ended after authorities found him dead at a northern New Jersey motor lodge on June 19.
Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office in New Jersey’s Essex County, said Anjaiah committed suicide. He died of “an apparent drug overdose.”