- A doctorate student in the Mechanical Engineering Department, he graduated from the department in August with a master's degree in mechanical engineering.
Sameer Kamath, the Indian American Purdue University student whose body was found earlier this week in the woods near the campus, committed suicide. A press release from the Warren County Coroner’s Office said that the 23-year-old died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A doctorate student in the Mechanical Engineering Department, he graduated from the department in August with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He was expected to graduate in 2025.
Late last month, Neel Acharya, an Indian student studying at the university in Indiana, was found dead a day after he went missing. The Tippecanoe County Coroner has ruled out foul play in his death. The young man, originally from Pune, Acharya was a double major in computer science and data science at the John Martinson Honors College.
At a vigil held at the university earlier this month, more than 100 people including students, faculty, friends, fraternity brothers, and family gathered around Purdue University’s Unfinished P memorial to honor Acharya, Journal & Courier reported. His friends spoke of “how dedicated Acharya was to his academics, highlighting how he worked incredibly hard to be the best in his class, while also balancing his time so he could spend time with his friends,” the report added.