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Another Indian Student Found Dead in US, Fourth Incident in Two Weeks

According to reports, he was a student at Linder School of Business and the cause of his death remains unknown.

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Shreyas Reddy Benigeri, an Indian student, was found dead in Cincinnati, in the United States' Ohio on Thursday, 1 February, marking the fourth incident in the country within a span of two weeks.

According to multiple media reports, Benigeri, who's cause death remains unknown, was a student at Linder School of Business.

The Indian Consulate in New York has expressed regret about the incident and said that it is in touch with his family.

"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. The Consulate continues to remain in touch with the family and is extending all possible assistance to them," the Consulate said in a statement.

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Incidents in The Last 2 Weeks

On 30 January, Neel Acharya, a computer science double major student at Purdue University, was reported missing by his mother on social media platform X, and a day later, Neel was confirmed dead, according to the Tippecanoe County Coroner. The cause of his death is still unknown, and police officials in West Lafayette, in the US state of Indiana, have launched a probe to investigate what led to the deaths.

On January 16, Vivek Saini, a management graduate, was hammered to death, allegedly by a homeless drug addict, at a department store in Georgia's Lithonia city, where he worked part-time. Saini requested Faulkner to leave the store. As Saini was leaving the store, Faulkner attacked him with a hammer. “He hit him from the back, then he kept on hitting for almost 50 times on the face and on the head,” the eyewitness informed the police.

On 20 January, Indian student Akul Dhawan was found dead outside the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), with his autopsy suggesting that the 18-year-old' died from hypothermia.

Dhawan's parents had filed a complaint, accusing the university's police department of negligence and inaction after Akul Dhawan was reported missing.

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