Wave of fear and apprehension among Indian students studying abroad: Shreyas Reddy Found Dead in the US, Marking the Fourth Case This Year

The Indian Mission in New York has conveyed deep sorrow regarding the tragic demise of Shreyas Reddy Beniger, a student of Indian origin in Ohio. The mission stated that an investigation is underway to determine the cause of Beniger’s death. Shreyas Reddy Beniger, a 19-year-old student at the Linder School of Business in Ohio, held an American passport, while his parents reside in Hyderabad.

Authorities have confirmed that there is no evidence of foul play or a potential hate crime in this case.

Expressing their condolences, the Indian Consulate in New York posted on social media, “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.”

This incident follows similar tragedies, including the recent case of Neel Acharya, a Purdue University student who went missing and was later found dead on the campus. Another distressing incident involved Vivek Saini, an MBA student in Georgia’s Lithonia, who lost his life after an altercation with a homeless man. Additionally, Akul Dhawan was discovered deceased outside the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with the cause of death attributed to hypothermia. Dhawan’s parents have raised concerns about the university police department’s alleged negligence and inaction following their son’s disappearance.

These successive incidents have raised questions and concerns, prompting authorities to investigate each case thoroughly. The Indian Consulate in New York is actively involved in the ongoing investigations and is providing support to the affected families.