One student is dead after a reported homicide at Indiana’s Perdue University.
The murder reportedly took place in one of the campus dorms overnight, with police receiving a call from the suspect at 12:44 AM.
The victim has been identified as Varun Manish Chheda, a 20-year-old senior and Indianapolis native who majored in data sciences.
The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Ji Min Sha from South Korea.
According to Fox59, other students reported being awoken by a “scream or some loud noises.”
Purdue President Mitch Daniels issued a statement on the homicide Wednesday morning. He said in part:
“As Purdue’s president, but even more so as a parent myself, I assure you that the safety and security of our students is the single highest priority on our campus. Purdue is an extraordinarily safe place on any given day, and compared with cities of Purdue’s population (approximately 60,000 in all), we experience a tiny fraction of violent and property crime that occurs elsewhere.
Such statistics are of no consolation on a day like this. A death on our campus and among our Purdue family affects each of us deeply.”
It is unknown what kind of weapon -if any- was used.
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