Korean student at Purdue University held as suspect in murder of roommate
A Korean student was arrested as a suspect in the murder of a fellow student at a dormitory on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, on Wednesday.
A Purdue University spokesperson announced Wednesday that a murder took place early that morning at McCutcheon Hall, a dormitory on the western edge of the university’s campus.
The case was reported to police by the roommate of the student who was killed around 12:44 a.m. on the same day.
The roommate, a 22-year-old student from Korea majoring in cybersecurity named Sha Ji-min, was later taken into custody on a preliminary murder charge.
The local coroner’s office identified the deceased as Varun Manish Chheda, a 20-year-old data science major from Indianapolis, Indiana. An autopsy determined that he was stabbed to death.
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