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Yahoo engineer ID'd in murder-suicide

Yahoo engineer ID'd in murder-suicide

A man who killed his family before turning a gun on himself has been identified as a Yahoo worker. Police say he killed five members of his family before turning the gun on himself in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday. Devan Kalathat, had worked at the Internet giant since 2004 as an analytics engineer.

Kalathat shot his 11-year-old son, Akhil Dev; his 4-year-old daughter, Negha Dev; his brother-in-law, 35-year-old Ashok Appu Poothemkandi; his sister-in-law, 25-year-old Suchitra Sivaraman; and the couple's daughter, 11-month-old Ahana Ashok, according to the report.

His wife is the only survivor of the attack and she remains in a critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police do not yet have a motive for the shootings.


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