Another Indian student found dead in US, 3rd such case within a week

Wednesday 07th February 2024 05:46 EST

New York: Another Indian student in the United States named Shreyas Reddy has been found dead in Cincinnati, Ohio, making it the third such case within a week. The cause of his death, however, remains unknown. According to reports, Reddy was a student at the Linder School of Business.

The Indian Consulate in New York has expressed regret over the incident and said that it is in touch with his family and is extending all possible assistance to them.

"Deeply saddened by the unfortunate demise of Shreyas Reddy Benigeri, a student of Indian origin in Ohio. Police investigation is underway. At this stage, foul play is not suspected. The Consulate continues to remain in touch with the family and is extending all possible assistance to them," the Indian Consulate in New York stated in a post.

Notably, this is the third death of an Indian student within a span of a week, after Vivek Saini and Neel Acharya. On January 30, Acharya, a student at Purdue University, was confirmed dead, according to the Tippecanoe County Coroner.

According to the Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office, officials were called around to 500 Allison Road in West Lafayette for a possible dead body. Upon arrival, a "college-aged male" was found deceased on Purdue's campus.

On January 29, another Indian student was brutally killed with repeated blows from a hammer by a homeless man inside a store in Lithonia, Georgia, US. A video of the incident went viral on social media, but the date of the incident can't be confirmed.

The man seen attacking Saini is reportedly a homeless person. A person familiar with the case said that police authorities acted firmly on the visual evidence of the case, and arrests were made promptly.

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