(L.A.) Mainak Sarkar, 38, Committed Suicide After Murdering UCLA Professor

Case Number: 2016-04052

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 38-year-old male of Asian ethnicity that occurred in a school/college.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Mainak Sarkar. Born in India.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound of Head

RIP MAINAK SARKAR (June 16, 1977 – June 1, 2016)

The decedent killed engineering professor William Klug at UCLA’s Boelter Hall before shooting himself dead.

Klug was Sarkar’s thesis advisor while Sarkar was a student at UCLA.