Neel Acharya, an Indian computer science student who went missing in United States’ Indiana on Sunday has been confirmed dead by the authorities.
Neel Acharya was a student of John Martinson Honors College of Purdue University. He was pursuing a double major in computer science. He was reportedly missing since Sunday.
The body of a “college-aged male” was found on Purdue’s campus and was later identified as Neet Acharya by the authorities.
On Sunday, Neel’s mother, Goury Acharya, appealed on social media to help find her son.
“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,” she wrote on X.
The Consulate General of India in Chicago was also in touch with the officials and the student’s families and has been extending all possible support.
Acharya’s death was reported a day after a video of an Indian student being brutally killed with repeated blows from a hammer by a homeless man inside a store took the internet by storm.