Indian Student Dies in USA in a Bike MishapNRI News

May 24, 2024 10:47
Indian Student Dies in USA in a Bike Mishap

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On Thursday, the Consulate General of India in New York informed that an Indian student, Shri Belem Atchyuth, had passed away in a bike accident on Wednesday. Shri Atchyuth was attending the State University of New York at the time of his death. The Consulate General expressed their condolences to his family and stated that they were in contact with them. They also reached out to local agencies for support. In a post on X, the Consulate General of India in New York shared their sadness over Shri Atchyuth's sudden passing and offered their deepest sympathies to his loved ones. They reassured that @IndiainNewYork is working closely with both the family and local authorities to provide necessary assistance, such as repatriating his remains back to India.

The recent incident is part of a concerning trend of deaths among Indian-origin students in the US. In April, the Consulate General of India in New York reported the tragic death of an Indian student, who had been missing since March, in Ohio. The consulate expressed its sorrow over the loss and is working with local authorities to ensure a thorough investigation into the case. In a post on their official X handle, they offered their deepest condolences to Mr. Mohammed Arfath's family upon learning about his passing in Cleveland, Ohio.

Arafat, originally from Hyderabad, went to the US in May 2023 to pursue a Master's degree in IT from Cleveland University. However, he has been missing since March 7 of this year. According to Arafat's father, Mohd Saleem, they received a phone call about 10 days after his disappearance from an anonymous individual claiming that Arafat had been abducted. The caller demanded a ransom of USD 1200 for his safe return. In April, a fellow Indian student in Cleveland named Uma Satya Sai Gadde passed away and an investigation is currently ongoing. Additionally, in February of this year, another Indian student was brutally attacked in Chicago. The Indian Consulate in Chicago has taken note of these incidents and has been providing support to the victim, Syed Mazahir Ali, as well as his wife in India.

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