Los Angeles, June 3: Mainak Sarkar, the UCLA PhD student, who shot a former professor dead has a 'kill list'. Apparently, he was going according to that, which included his wife- Ashley Hasti-in Minnesota before embarking into a 2,000 mile drive to Los Angeles to kill his former professor William Klug.
Officials in Hennepin County said that Sarkar and Ashley were married on June 14, 2011. However, it was unclear whether they were still married or not as they were living separately.
Klug 39, a father of 2 was killed in his office in th euniversity campus, before Mainak turned the gun on himself. Klug taught mechanical and aerospace engineering. There was another professor in his list, however Sarkar could not trace him in the campus. Los Angeles police chief- Charlie Beck- said that in a note in his pocket, it was mentioned that his cat be looked after and also led police to his home in Minessota where the 'kill list' was found.
Hasti was found dead of gunshots at her home. Police said that she was killed before Sarkar went on a killing rampage in Los Angeles. Police said, "We believe he went there to kill two faculty of UCLA," Beck said. "He was only able to locate one. The second member was off campus."
Beck further added. "He arrived at the UCLA campus heavily armed. He was certainly prepared to engage multiple victims with the ordnance he had at his disposal."
Sarkar was convinced that Klug had stolen his computer code and given it to someone else. He was therefore helbent on revenge.
Beck said, "That appears to be his motive. We have discussed this with UCLA (which) says there is no truth to it. This was a making of his own imagination."