A student from Jharkhand, doing research in an engineering college in the US, was found shot dead at an apartment complex in the second incident of gun violence against Indian students in five weeks in that country.
The body of Abhijeet Mahato (29), who was doing his PhD on computational mechanics at the Dukes Pratt School of Engineering in Durham, North Carolina, was found by his friends on Friday, his grandfather Dhananjoy Mahato said on Sunday.
The body was noticed around 11.30 pm on Friday night local time in the 1600 block of Anderson Street, several blocks south of the Duke campus. Durham police was quoted saying that they do not yet have a motive.
Dhananjoy, a former MLA, said he would ask the government to make arrangements for bringing the body after the post-mortem on Monday.
On December 13, two Indian doctoral students from Andhra Pradesh were found shot dead in Louisiana State University campus at Baton Rouge.