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  • Another Indian student found dead in US
  • Sameer Kamath's body found on Feb 5
  • Fifth such incident in 2024, second in Purdue

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An Indian student, pursuing doctorate at the Purdue University found dead on February 5. This is the fifth incident of its kind in 2024. 

Another Indian student found dead in the US, fifth this year

A 23-year-old Indian-American student, who was completing his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, was found dead in a nature preserve on February 5.

The student, identified as Sameer Kamath, is the second Indian-American found dead at Purdue University in the last few weeks. On January 29, Neel Acharya who was pursuing a double major was confirmed dead.

Kamath's body was found at the Crow’s Grove Nature Preserve. The reason for his death is not known yet.

Increasing attacks on Indian students

The death is the fifth of its kind in the United States this year.

19-year-old Shreyas Reddy Benigeri was found dead in Ohio on February 1. 25-year-old student Vivek Saini from Haryana was hammered to death in Georgia on January 16. Another student Akul Dhawan was found dead outside the campus of University of Illinois last month.

On February 7, a video surfaced on social media showing an Indian student Syed Mazahir Ali bleeding profusely and desperately pleading for help in Chicago after getting attacked by robbers.

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