An Indian-origin top executive of a pharmaceutical company in the US state of New Jersey was shot dead by a gunman who followed him home from a casino for robbery.

It was a victorious night for a 54-year-old Sree Ranga Aravapalli who went home winning at a Casino for $10,000.

He also happens to be the CEO of Aurix Labs which is a small but successful pharmaceutical company that primarily produces soft gelatin capsules and tablets, along with other clinical supplies.

It was that night when the 27-year-old Jekai Reid-John decided to follow the exec to rob and kill him in his own home.


The Indian-origin top executive was shot dead by the gunman identified as Jekai Reid-John and later was arrested and charged for first-degree murder.

A police report says that Sree Ranga Aravapalli, 54, a resident of New Jersey’s Plainsboro, was killed shortly after arriving home by a gunman who, according to authorities, followed him from a casino outside Philadelphia at around 3:30 AM.

It was also stated that the pharmaceutical executive was followed for 50 miles (80 km) from a Pennsylvania casino to his New Jersey home where he was murdered in an attempted robbery while his wife and daughter were sleeping. This is a very heartbreaking incident for the bereaved family.

Frederick Tavener, Plainsboro Township Police Department Chief has offered his condolences, “I want to offer my sincerest condolences to the Aravapalli family for their tragic loss. This is an unexpected and alarming event for their family, friends, and our entire community.”

He was remembered by his family and friends as a nice family man, always home and there with his wife and kids, and celebrating all the festivals.

Source: News Hours First

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