Indian Doctoral Student Found Dead in Indiana, 4th case this year

International Desk, 7th February: Sameer Kamath, a 23-year-old doctoral student of Indian origin, on Monday was found dead at Crow’s Grove Nature Preserve in Indiana. This incident marks the second death of an Indian student at Purdue University and the fourth such case in the United States this year.

Kamath’s body was discovered around 5 PM, according to Warren County Coroner Justin Brummett. Having recently completed his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue in August 2023, Kamath was continuing his studies in the same field.

The coroner’s office confirmed Kamath’s US citizenship. The circumstances of his death are under investigation by the Warren County Coroner’s Office and the sheriff’s office, with an autopsy scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Crawfordsville.

This tragic event follows the recent death of Neel Acharya, another Indian student at Purdue, who was found dead on campus last month. Additionally, earlier this year, Vivek Saini, a 25-year-old Indian student in Georgia, was fatally attacked in a store. Last week, Shreyas Reddy, another Indian student, was found dead in Cincinnati, Ohio, with no suspicion of foul play at this time.

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