On the cusp of two University students’ seemingly bright futures, tragedy struck.
On Dec. 13, 2007, international Ph.D. students Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam were tailed by two or three men to the latter’s home at the Edward Gay Apartments near the Tiger Band Hall. The stalkers followed the two men upon entering the apartment — binding Komma with a computer cable as Allam possibly attempted to escape.
They were both shot dead.
The five-year-old case is still alive today, though, as the University dedicated a remembrance garden to Komma and Allam in December and motion hearings for their two suspected killers will begin this month.