A 40-year-old woman from Andhra Pradesh and her seven-year-old son have been found dead in their home in New Jersey, says an IANS report. N Sasikala, who was a software professional, had been living in the United States with her husband for the past nine years.

Her husband, N Hanumantha Rao, who is also a software professional said that he found Sasikala and son, Aneesh Sai, dead when he returned home from work on Thursday evening.

Sambasiva Rao, a member of the Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly from Prakasam district has alleged that the mother and son were strangulated to death.

Reacting to the terrible incident, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu offered condolences to Sasikala's family members in a tweet

This murder is the latest in a series of recent violent incidents involving Indian IT professionals in the US. However, no other detail of the homicide has come to light as yet.