The consulate condemned the heinous act in the “strongest terms,” shedding light on the horrifying nature of the incident…reports Asian Lite News
In a shocking and deeply distressing incident, the Consulate General of India in Atlanta expressed profound anguish over the “brutal attack” that resulted in the death of Indian national and student Vivek Saini in the United States.
The consulate condemned the heinous act in the “strongest terms,” shedding light on the horrifying nature of the incident.
According to a statement released by the Consulate General of India in Atlanta, it has been reported that the US authorities have arrested the accused and are actively investigating the case. The consulate is closely monitoring the developments and ensuring that justice is served.
A post by the Indian Mission in Atlanta on X read, “We are deeply anguished by the terrifying, brutal, & heinous incident that led to the death of India National/student Mr Vivek Saini & condemns the attack in the strongest terms. It is understood that the US authorities have arrested the accused & are investigating the case.”
Immediate action was taken by the Consulate General of India in Atlanta, as they promptly got in touch with Saini’s family right after the incident occurred. The consulate has been providing continuous consular assistance to the family of the deceased and remains in close contact with the grieving family to offer support during this difficult time.
The Consulate General’s post concluded, “The Consulate got in touch with the family of Mr Saini immediately after the incident, provided all consular assistance in sending the mortal remains back to India, and remains in touch with the family.”
Notably, an Indian student was brutally killed with repeated blows from a hammer by a homeless man inside a store in Lithonia, Georgia, US.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media, but the date of the incident can’t be confirmed.
The man seen attacking Saini is reportedly a homeless person.
A person familiar with the case told ANI that police authorities acted firmly on the visual evidence of the case, and arrests were made promptly.
The mortal remains of the victim, being an Indian citizen, were sent back to Vivek’s family in India on January 24, the person added.
Workers at the Food Mart said since January 14 evening they allowed a homeless man, who police have identified as 53-year-old Julian Faulkner, to come in and out of their store, WSB-TV reported
“He asked us for chips, and coke. We gave him everything including the water,” said one of the employees at the Chevron. He added that they spent almost two days helping the man.
“He asked if I could get a blanket, I said we don’t have blankets so I gave him a jacket. He was walking in and out asking him for cigarettes, water and everything,” said the employee.
“He was sitting here all the time and we never asked him to get out because we know that it’s cold.”
But on January 16 night, Saini told Faulkner it was time to go, WSB-TV reported. “He asked him to leave or else he was going to call the cops, he had been there for two days,” said the employee.
Police said as Saini left to go home, Faulkner attacked him with a hammer.
“He hit him from the back then he kept on hitting for almost 50 times on the face and on the head,” the employee added.
According to the incident report, when officers arrived Faulkner was still holding a hammer and standing over the victim.
Police gave him verbal commands to drop the hammer.
“Can’t even describe what I’m feeling. We were always trying to be helpful and we never expected this sort of thing would happen.”
Police said Faulkner is in jail on charges of malice murder and interference with government property.
Missing Indian student of Purdue University, confirmed dead
In another shocking incident, an Indian student studying at Purdue University who was reported missing since Sunday has been confirmed dead, according to the Tippecanoe County Coroner.
According to the Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office, officials were called around 11:30 am. Sunday to 500 Allison Road in West Lafayette for a possible dead body. Upon arrival, a “college-aged male” was found deceased on Purdue’s campus.
The deceased student has been identified as Neel Acharya by the authorities.
On Sunday, Gaury Acharya, mother of the deceased student, in a post on X, appealed, “Our son Neel Acharya is missing since yesterday Jan 28 (12:30 AM EST) He is studying in Purdue University in the US. He was last seen by the Uber driver who dropped him off in Purdue university. We are looking for any info on him. Please help us if you know anything.”
The Consulate General of India in Chicago replied to her post on X, saying, “Consulate is in touch with Purdue University authorities and also with Neel’s family. Consulate will extend all possible support and help.”
According to Purdue Exponent, a multimedia agency independent of the university, in an email written to the university’s computer science department on Monday, interim CS head Chris Clifton confirmed students and faculty of Neel Acharya’s death.
Earlier this week, another Indian student was brutally killed with repeated blows from a hammer by a homeless man inside a store in Lithonia, Georgia, US. (ANI)