In a shocking development, an Indian student has been shot dead in the US. The alleged incident happened in the state of Florida. Ila Sai Kiran was a 23-year-old engineering graduate from Kushaiguda, Hyderabad, India. He was pursuing a master’s degree in information technology (IT) at Atlantis University, Miami, say reports.

Sai Kiran’s father Srihari Goud told The Times of India, “I was told that the incident happened while Sai Kiran was standing in front of his apartment and talking over the phone to his friend Srikanth. Some unidentified persons came to him and asked for his iPhone. When Kiran refused to give the phone, they shot him.”

The US embassy has confirmed the incident and is extending help to the family. Watch video to know more!