NRI Another Indian Student killed in North Carolina: Fourth incident

      A young doctor from  Andhra Pradesh pursuing his post-graduation in Internal Medicine in Pennsylvania in the US was found murdered over the weekend, the fourth Indian student to meet a violent end in that country in the last three months.

      The body of Akkaldevi Srinivas (29), hailing from Korutla in Karimnagar district, was found in a pool of blood with stab wounds under mysterious circumstances on Saturday last.

      An MBBS student of 1995 batch of Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, Srinivas joined Scranton State University for an MD programme in 2005 after completing his MS. He went to the US in 2002. The victim’s father, Anjaiah, left for the US to bring the body after the family had received the shocking news on Sunday.

        The motive for the crime and the identity of the assailants was not immediately known. A friend of Srinivas informed the family members that the doctor’s body was found in a pool of blood with stab wounds in his neck.

       His family members have appealed to the government to render assistance in bringing back the body of the deceased and also to get the incident investigated. In December, two PhD students from Andhra Pradesh– Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma of Kurnool district and Allam Kiran Kumar of Karimnagar district–were shot dead at Louisiana state university.

        Abhijit Mahato, a research student from Jharkand, was also shot dead in his apartment in North Carolina last month.


        Students from India make up over a third of international graduate students at NC State – and graduate degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and computer networking are the most popular among these 498 students.         Over the past 10 years, more than 1,000 graduate degrees to Indian students have been awarded.       There are  40 professors who are originally from India.  Since 2001, the number of Indian students applying to graduate school has increased by about 20 percent.

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