Four Indian students found dead in US in 2024

Four Indians were found dead in US this year.
Four Indian students were found dead in the US this year. PHoto COurtesy: Pixabay

Four Indian students have been found dead in the US this year with the latest death recorded from Cincinnati city.

The latest Indian student who was found dead in Ohio was identified as Linder School of Business.

The cause of the death is still not known.

The Indian Embassy in New York said it felt deeply saddened by the death of the Indian student.

The Embassy posted on X, “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.”

According to reports, Shreyas Reddy Benigeri was a student of the Linder School of Business

“The Consulate continues to remain in touch with the family and is extending all possible assistance to them,” it said.

Three other cases recorded in 2024

Akul Dhawan

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

 University of Illinois website said: “Dhawan, 18, was found deceased at about 11:08 a.m. Jan. 20 in the 1200 block of West Nevada Street, Urbana. A friend who lost contact with Mr. Dhawan had called police at 1:23 a.m. that morning, expressing that he was concerned for Mr. Dhawan.”

Investigation into the incident is currently underway.

In a statement, Champaign County Coroner said: ” An autopsy was performed today, January 23, 2024, and the preliminary findings showed no evidence of significant trauma.”

There was evidence of hypothermic skin changes. 

“The final autopsy report is pending toxicology studies,” the statement said.

Case of Vivek Saini

Another Indian-origin man was killed by a homeless man inside a store in the US city of Lithonia on Monday.

He was identified as 25-year-old Vivek Saini.

Witnesses told  WSB-TV Saini was attacked with a hammer by a homeless man at the Chevron Food Mart at Snapfinger and Cleveland Road in Lithonia.

Police identified him as 53-year-old Julian Faulkner.

Neel Acharya

An Indian-origin student, who went missing on Saturday (January 27, 2024), was found dead in the US state of Indiana.

Neel Acharya was a double major in computer science and data science at the John Martinson Honors College of Purdue University.