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  • Another Indian student dies in the United States
  • Fourth incident this year in the US
  • Indian mission in touch with the victim's family

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A 19-year-old Indian-origin student was found dead in Ohio, making it the fouth such incident this year in the US 

Another Indian student dies in US; third case in a week, fourth overall this year

An Indian-origin student was found dead in Ohio, making it the fourth incident this year in the United States, and the third in a week.

Shreyas Reddy Beniger (19) was a student at the Linder School of Business in Cincinnati. He had an American passport and was an Overseas Citizenship of India card holder.

Sharing the news on social media X, the Consulate General of India in New York said foul play is not suspected at this stage, and that they are in touch with the victim's family in Hyderabad.

"Deeply saddened by the unfortunate demise of Mr. 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," it said.

According to reports, Benigeri's funeral is likely to be held on Saturday.

Benigeri's death days after 25-year-old Vivek Saini was hammered to death Georgia state's Lithonia city by a homeless man.

Julian Faulkner, who is also a drug addict, repeatedly struck Saini's head with a hammer inside a store in Lithonia.

On 30 January, Neel Acharya, a student at Purdue University, was found dead on the campus premises at 500 Allison Road in West Lafayette.

Another Indian student, Akul Dhawan, was found dead outside the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in January.

The 18-year-old's autopsy suggested that he died from hypothermia.

However, Dhawan's parents have filed a complaint, accusing the university's police department of negligence and inaction after Akul Dhawan was reported missing.

Also read | US: 25-year-old Indian student hammered by homeless man after sheltering him for days


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