A 23-year-old Indian student, who went missing in America, was last seen in Los Angeles


A 23-year-old Indian student in California, USA, has been missing for the past week and the police have sought the public’s help to trace him. This is a new phenomenon in the country, as such incidents involving students have been coming to light for quite some time and the country is cracking down on such incidents. According to police, Nitisha Kandula, a student of California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), has been missing since May 28.

The police sought help from the public

She was last seen in Los Angeles and reported missing on May 30, CSUSB Police Chief John Gutierrez said in a post Sunday. “#MissingPersonAlert: California State University, San Bernardino Police, along with their #LAPD partners, @CSUSBNews are asking anyone with information on Nitisha Kandula’s whereabouts to contact us at (909) 537-5165,” police posted on Twitter asking for contact.

The police issued a written statement

Police said in a written statement that Kandula was 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighed about 160 pounds (72.5 kg), and had black hair and black eyes. According to the statement, she was driving a 2021 Toyota Corolla, possibly with a California license plate, unknown color. Police urged anyone with information on their whereabouts to contact authorities, “Anyone with information should contact the CSUSB Police Department at (909) 538-7777 or the LAPD Southwest at (213) 485-2582.” Department.” Early last month, Rupesh Chandra Chintkind, a 26-year-old Indian student in Chicago, was reported missing.

Many such cases have come to light since January

In April, a 25-year-old Indian student missing since March was found dead in the US city of Cleveland. Mohammad Abdul Arfath, a resident of Nacharam, Hyderabad, came to the US to pursue a Masters in IT from Cleveland University in May last year. In March, Amarnath Ghosh, a 34-year-old trained classical dancer from India, was shot and killed in St. Louis, Missouri. Sameer Kamath, a 23-year-old Indian-American student studying at Purdue University, was found dead on February 5 in a nature preserve in Indiana.

On February 2, Vivek Taneja, a 41-year-old Indian-origin IT executive, was fatally injured in an attack outside a restaurant in Washington. In January, 18-year-old Akul Dhawan, who studied at the University of Illinois, was found dead outside a campus building. An inquest found that he died of hypothermia due to prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures.

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