Living incognito in Hyderabad: How US murder convict Amit Livingston almost escaped

The city of Hyderabad housed a wanted fugitive from the US for seven years without having any inkling of it.

Having changed his name to Sanjay Kumar, Mudalle Amit Livingston worked as a medical transciptionist with an outsourcing firm in Secunderabad and might have succeeded in leaving his gory past behind had he not been arrested by the police on 11 May 2014, reported Indian Express.

 Living incognito in Hyderabad: How US murder convict Amit Livingston almost escaped

Amit Livingston after he was extradited to Texas. AP

47-year old Livingston, a medical billing specialist, was originally a resident of Texas. He was convicted of killing his former lover Hermilla Hernandez a decade ago for which he was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Livingston had reportedly shot the mother of three with a handgun after she told him that she wanted to end their relationship and later dumped her body on a South Padre Island which was recovered by the police a month after the incident.

Livingston pleaded guilty and was allowed some time to get things in order before reporting to prison.

It was during this time that he fled the US and made his way to India with the help of a fake passport and settled in Hyderabad and got a job with an outsourcing firm due to his knowledge of medical transcription.

Inspector Prathap Kumar of Kushaiguda police station told the Indian Express that Livingston had managed to get a ration card, a PAN card and a driver's license under his alias Sanjay Kumar.

The police showed his picture to the manager of the firm Livingston was working for who instantly identified him.

Raju Choudary, a provisional store owner in Madhavapuri Colony told Deccan Chronicle that Livingston used to come to his shop to buy cigarettes and he was shocked when the US national was arrested.

Livingston was extradited to the US immediately after his arrest and started serving his 23-year prison sentence.

Updated Date: Jul 20, 2015 10:09:57 IST