Varun Raj Pucha, the 24-year-old Indian scholar who was stabbed at a health centre within the US state of Indiana, has succumbed to his accidents, the college the place he was learning has mentioned.
Varun, a Laptop Science scholar at Valparaiso College, was stabbed within the head with a knife by the assailant Jordan Andrade, 24, on the public health club on October 29 for causes that the authorities are nonetheless investigating.
“It’s with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Varun Raj Pucha. Our campus group has misplaced considered one of its personal, and our ideas and prayers exit to Varun’s household and buddies as we mourn this devastating loss,” Valparaiso College, a non-public college in Valparaiso, Indian, close to Chicago mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.
Following the incident, the attacker was arrested and is dealing with costs of aggravated battery with a lethal weapon and tried homicide.
“The college continues to keep up a correspondence with Varun’s household, and we are going to proceed to supply help and assist wherever doable as they navigate this extraordinarily troublesome time. We ask that you just be part of us in holding them in your ideas and prayers,” the college mentioned.
A service of remembrance and memorial for Varun is being deliberate on campus for November 16.
“Our college offers the household and buddies of Varun Raj Pucha our deepest condolences. Our ideas are along with his household, and we pray for his or her therapeutic,” mentioned the college.
Varun had been pursuing an MS in Laptop Science and left for the US in August 2022. He was anticipated to return residence (Telangana’s Khammam) after completion of his course subsequent yr.
His cousin advised ABC7 Chicago that his situation didn’t enhance after the incident.
He solely had motion on one aspect of his physique and remained unconscious at a hospital in Fort Wayne earlier than his demise.
Anile Balleboyne is considered one of simply a few family the coed had within the US as his mother and father and the remainder of the household are in India. She mentioned he got here to Indiana a few yr and a half in the past in hopes of getting a very good schooling.
“It is very troublesome as a result of nobody would anticipate this type of state of affairs for his or her children. He has many desires. He got here with many desires, to financially and emotionally assist his household,” Balleboyne mentioned.
By Wednesday, the North American Telugu Society had raised USD 90,000 via GoFundMe for Varun’s household.
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