Another devastating incident has unfolded in the United States as Neel Acharya, an Indian student pursuing a double major in computer science and data science at Purdue University, was discovered dead on the university campus.
Neel, who had been missing since Sunday, was confirmed deceased after authorities received a distress call regarding a possible dead body at Purdue’s campus.
Neel’s mother, Goury Acharya, had raised the alarm about her missing son through a post on social media, seeking help from the Indian consulate in Chicago.
Neel Acharya, the missing Purdue student, has been confirmed dead, according to an email from the interim head of the Department of Computer Science. A friend said, “He was a loving, caring, charismatic soul.”https://t.co/3AO7QE3M0P
— Purdue Exponent (@purdueexponent) January 29, 2024
The Consulate General of India responded promptly, offering support and assuring assistance. The tragic news follows recent incidents of violence against Indian students in the U.S., including the gruesome murder of Vivek Saini in Georgia and the mysterious death of Akul Dhawan outside the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
The Purdue University community mourns the loss of Neel Acharya, emphasizing the need for heightened awareness and safety measures for international students studying abroad. Our deepest condolences go out to Neel’s family, friends, and the Purdue University community during this difficult time.