PTC Web Desk: Two Indian students, G Dinesh from Wanaparthy, Telangana, and Nikesh from Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, were found dead in their accommodation in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. The incident has left both families back home in India in shock.
Dinesh (22) had embarked on his journey to the United States for higher studies on December 28, 2023. Nikesh, 21, joined him a few days later, and coincidentally, they became roommates in Connecticut. The circumstances surrounding the deaths of the Indian students remain unclear, adding to the distress of their grieving families.
Dinesh's family received the devastating news from his friends residing in a nearby room, who contacted them on a Saturday evening to inform them about his untimely demise and that of his roommate. The family is currently grappling with the mystery of the cause of death, as no details have been provided. The sudden loss of their son has left them in shock and seeking support to understand the circumstances leading to this tragedy.
Wanaparthy MLA Megha Reddy has reached out to Dinesh's family to offer condolences and support during this difficult time. Additionally, the family has sought assistance from Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy and Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy to facilitate the repatriation of Dinesh's body to India.
The process of bringing Dinesh's body back home involves coordination between the Indian authorities and their counterparts in the United States. MLA Megha Reddy, expressing his grief over the incident, has taken steps to communicate with Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy to ensure the necessary arrangements for repatriation.
In the case of Nikesh, even the Srikakulam district administration is devoid of any information about the student and his family. Srikakulam Police Special Branch DSP K Balaraju noted that the district collectorate had not received any information about Nikesh or his family members, adding to the challenge of providing support and assistance in this unfortunate circumstance.
The unexpected demise of the two Indian students in a foreign land underscores the challenges faced by families dealing with the loss of a loved one abroad. The lack of information surrounding Nikesh's situation further complicates the already distressing situation for both families.