US: Missing Indian-origin student Neel Acharya found dead in Indiana

Missing Indian student found dead in US.
Missing Indian student found dead in US. Photo Courtesy: Unsplash

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

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

“It is with great sadness that I inform you that one of our students, Neel Acharya, has passed away,” interim CS head Chris Clifton was quoted as saying by The Exponent.

“My condolences go out to his friends, family, and all affected,” Clifton said.

Clifton told the Exponent he received an email from the Office of the Dean of Students confirming Acharya’s death.

“A deceased person was found that matched Neel’s description and had Neel’s ID on (him),” he said.

The student’s mother earlier sought help from people to locate her son.

Gauri Acharya wrote on X as quoted by India Today: “Our son Neel Acharya is missing since yesterday Jan 28 (12:30 AM EST) He is studying in Purdue University in the US. He was last seen by the Uber driver who dropped him off in Purdue university. We are looking for any info on him. Please help us if you know anything.”