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Heartbreaking News: Indian Student Neel Acharya Found Deceased on Purdue University Campus

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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In tragic news, Neel Acharya, a computer science student at Purdue University, was confirmed dead after going missing in Indiana on Sunday. The body of the college-aged male was discovered on the Purdue campus. Neel's mother, Goury Acharya, made a heartfelt appeal on social media seeking information about her son's whereabouts after he was last seen by an Uber driver around the university campus.

The Purdue Exponent, the university's independent media agency, reported that the computer science department was informed of Neel Acharya's passing by interim department head Chris Clifton. Clifton expressed deep sadness in an email, stating, "It is with great sadness that I inform you that one of our students, Neel Acharya, has passed away."

The Consulate General of India in Chicago has been providing support and assistance to officials and the Acharya family during this difficult time. Neel's death comes on the heels of another tragic incident where an Indian student, Vivek Saini, was brutally attacked with a hammer by a homeless man in Lithonia, Georgia. The Consulate General of India in Atlanta swiftly condemned the assault, offering consular assistance to Saini's family and facilitating the repatriation of his mortal remains to India.

These distressing events highlight the challenges faced by Indian students abroad, prompting calls for increased safety measures and support for the international student community.

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