California/Nagpur: Los Angeles police on Thursday identified the man who killed a professor before committing suicide at the University of California, Los Angeles as Mainak Sarkar, a former doctoral student and an IITian.
Meanwhile, the ‘kill list’ police discovered through his suicide note led them to a Minnesota woman who was found dead in her home.
In his suicide note, Sarkar wrote “check on my cat” and gave his Minnesota address.
Los Angeles chief of police Charlie Beck said the note made them highly suspicious and uneasy. “That made me uneasy about what we would find when we got to Minnesota,” he said, according to Los Angeles Times.
At Sarkar’s home, police found a ‘kill list’ with three names – two UCLA professors (including the one he shot later) and one woman from Minnesota.
A cat named Kitty was also found, according to the LA Times report.
Authorities went to check up on the woman and found her dead from a gunshot wound. She had reportedly been dead for a couple of days.
He also worked as a research assistant at the University of Texas and worked as a software developer.
At UCLA, Sarkar was a former doctoral student of William Klug – the professor he shot dead.
Before going to the US, Sarkar worked for Infosys in Bengaluru from 2000 to 2001.
After UCLA, he worked as an engineering analyst for an Ohio-based rubber company, Endurica LLC, until August 2014.