Another Indian Student Killed in US


Indian student from Andhra Pradesh killed in US

PTI
 
HYDERABAD, Nov 4: A woman student from Andhra Pradesh was found murdered in the US by unidentified persons in the fifth case of a young post-graduate  student from the state being killed under mysterious circumstances in that country in the last one year.

Arpana Jinaga (24), pursuing her MS degree at Seattle, was killed sometime on Friday evening (US time), family sources said here on Tuesday.

The tragedy came to light three days after the crime and an investigation has begun, they said. The motive for the murder was not immediately known.

Jinaga, who completed her engineering from a city-based private engineering college in 2005, was working as a software engineer and simultaneously pursuing MS. She is among the top-20 professionals of embedded systems in the world, the sources said.

Jinaga's father, B C Jinaga, is a professor with the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University here and heads the School of Information Technology.

The murder of Jinaga comes close on the heels of a string of murders of students of Indian origin from Andhra Pradesh.

Soumya Reddy, a post-graduate student, was killed by an unidentified assailant in Chicago in September this year.

Another post-graduate medical student A Srinivas was found murdered in Pennsylvania in March while A Kirankumar and K Chandrasekhar Reddy, both PhD students, were shot dead at Louisiana University in December 2007. 

  

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  • RANI, INDIA

    Tue, Jun 30 2009

    Hi Morgan It is not the question of indian killing indian. you are totally getting it wrong.It is people killing other people who come to study in a new country.

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  • Morgan, OkLAHOMA City

    Sat, Dec 13 2008

    I am a citizen of the USA. Army person,teacher,minster,author,motivational speaker,etc. The USA is not an evil place. Our police are researching these killing. We have students from all over the world here. Please look at your crime rate against fellow countrymen. Look at the miss treatment of women in your land.The gang rapes. children having babies at a young age from older men.This list is long concerning the mistreatment of Indian against fellow Indian. My cousin is married to a great women from India. I have many...yes many friends from India.I am helping some of them to come to USA.If you have never been here or have close friends from the USA then how do you know what we do. Do not believe everything that you see at the movies.By the way I am a black American.I have been all over the world. I am planning on come to India. . I LOVE ALL PEOPLE. Evil is everywhere...Do you lock your door when you are at home? Do you lock your door when you leave. Why? Because you are afraid of what a fellow Indian might do.

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  • Tony, Washington, USA

    Wed, Nov 12 2008

    It is a very sad time for many of us. Arpana has many friends here that care. We will all miss her. Her online memorial from her friends http://crypticgirl.com

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  • arpana, uae

    Mon, Nov 10 2008

    it is very sad to day black day

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  • Clement, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Nov 08 2008

    It is really sad that, our Indian students have been killed in USA. Our Government is sleeping. Govt. should take some action regarding this issue with USA. I totally condemn the comments of Ravi & Diana. Dear Ravi & Diana, try to be Human first. Don't bring communal colour in this issue. Aparna is an innocent girl and is been killed for no fault of her. It is very sad that she is been killed at this age. She not even started her life. God has given only one life to us, to live peacefully in this world. Let us not mis-use it.

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  • Ronald, barkur

    Fri, Nov 07 2008

    Considering that five Indian students have been murdered in the U.S, it is the duty of the Central Government to take up the matter with their US counterpart, but they have done nothing concrete thus far. The same is true in matters of civil/communal rights and justice within India, including the recent assaults against north Indians in Maharashtra the brutal attacks on Christrians by members of the Bajrang Dal in Orissa, and the repeated desecration of Christian places and objects of worship in Karnataka. In short, the UPA Government has a poor record in protecting its citizens and their rights.

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  • cecilia miranda, mangalore,denver,us

    Fri, Nov 07 2008

    It is shameful to kill such an innocent girl, I totally agree with all other commentators, our prayers are with the family, Lord give you strengh to bear this sorrow.

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  • Shenoy, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 06 2008

    I condemn the statements from Ravi and Diana. This is completely inhuman. Forget about the religion for the moment.

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  • Sam, US

    Thu, Nov 06 2008

    I see some people doesn't know the value of life like Ravi and Diana. I guess Ravi and Diana would have willingfully died instead of poor Arpana. Don't you RAVI and DIANA?

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  • nagesh nayak, bangalore

    Thu, Nov 06 2008

    Dear readers Ravikumar & Daina are painting communal flavour on death of an Indian in foreign soil. This clearly shows their true colour that they are happy with the sad demise of Arpana. shame on both anti indians.

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  • juliana, udupi

    Thu, Nov 06 2008

    Diana watch your mind. You are no fool to write such a comment. In India Christians are safe and more safer than in America. Killing is wrong in any form.

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  • DIANA, CANADA

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    I AGREE TOTLLY WITH RAVI KUMAR THE FIRST COMMENTOR ,EVERY ACTION HAS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION

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  • Ravi Kumar, Chennai City

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    SO WHAT, Arent we killing Christians in India, what is happening in the west is quite a natural reaction, lets learn to contain our Sangh Parivar fundamentalists first. Ravi Kumar, Chennai City, India

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  • Sameera, Guwahati

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    It is a very sad news for us (Indians). The murderer should be awarded with death penalty.

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  • Sameera, Guwahati

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    It is a very sad news for us (Indians). The murderer should be awarded with death penalty.

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  • M.Rama Krishna, Hyderabad

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    This is the time every one of us should seriously think about the safety of our children studying abroad. I hope there are equally very good educational institutions and courses in our country. Please give a thought to this

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  • Hidayath, Mangalore/Saudi

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Its very bad news today, Indian Embassy should Investigate the case. why its happening only for Indian's ?

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  • Shrinath, Udupi / Oman

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Redmond Police registered a case of homicide on Wednesday and have launched a massive manhunt to nab the assailant. Redmond is a suburb of Seattle where Arpana, 24, lived alone in an apartment. James Sosik, the investigator at the King County Medical Examination Office, who conducted the autopsy, said that Arpana was stranguledto death in her apartment at about 3-30 am on November 1. Preliminary investigations corroborate autopsy report.

    City police spokesperson Jim Bove said front door of Arpana's apartment on Redmond Woodinville was forced open shattering the door jam. In the autopsy report, the cause of her death is listed as asphyxia due to ligature strangulation and the manner of death is homicide. How the injured occurred is listed as assaulted / strangled by other, it said. Aparna Jinaga is basically from Yarehanchinala Village of Yalaburga Taluk, Koppala District, Karnataka.

    Her father Dr.Basavaraj C Jinaga is the Director at Jawahallal Nehru University, Hyderabad. She is far relative of CM too. Her mother Nirmala from Gadag District has informed this to PTI sources. She was an expert software engineer in the field of most difficult Embedded System.

    A brilliant student, Arpana was one among the top 20 winners in Digital Signal Controller Design Contest which was conducted in an international level contest. Her father has told PTI that she left to USA in 2005 and was expected to India in December during Christmas Holidays.

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  • sharad kumar, hyderabad

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Its horrifying!!..its time that our government start valuing life..its out in the open ...Indian government dont have the guts to stand up to US and say why is this happening??? Look how US would react if a single person from that country is harmed!.

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  • Deepak, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    The title should be changed.... "Another Andhra student killed in US"

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  • Clive, Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    I think the Indian govt. should ask all Indian students to reconsider their academic pursuits in the USA and ask them to move to safer places like UK or some other county. Why should we send our children to die in the USA? Indians are always peace loving, calm and peaceful, abiding by the law. Thats why they have always been at the receiving end.

    Time for Indian govt to talk tough. When are we going to get tough and act tough? Our sailors are being held hostage in Somalia? Whats the govt doing? Nothing. If we can send a mission to the moon, why dont we use all that money for building some safe Indian missions for housing Indian students abroad or for buying warships to patrol the Gulf of Aden to safeguard Indian trade?

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  • Dolphy Veigas, Bendoor/Kudla-K.S.A

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Mr. Nagesh Nayak in this world you will not find and kind of safety & security. In India no safety, America also no safer country, even in side the Jail there is no safety . Only safety place is 6 feet down cementary grave.

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  • Dr. Madhyastha H, Hungarkatte/ Japan

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Why Andra students are targeted in US ?. Is it a conspiracy or some other unknown reason. One has to think about this. My condolences to parents of Ms.Jinaga.

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  • lance exter d'almeida, mangalore/ratnagiri

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    I AGREE WITH EVERYBODY JEALOUSY IS THE MAIN REASON BEHIND THIS BRUTAL MURDER OF AN INNOCENT. BUT I HAVE ONE QUESTION WHY ONLY INDIANS ARE TARGETED & NOT OTHER ASIANS? ANYWAYS MAY THE SOUL OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED REST IN PEACE. MAY GOD BE WITH THEIR FAMILY.

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  • Kailash, Orissa

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    I THINK OUR GOVERNMENT IS POOR AND THEY ARE STILL IN OLD FORMAT (EK GAL ME THAPAD KHAO TO DUSRE GAL DEKHA DO) AND ALWAYS SAMJHODA.

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  • KRISHNA CHAITANYA BONTHU,

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    proper action should be taken immediately by our indian government,yesterday SOWMYA and 2day APARNA,hw long ,hw long ,hw long....

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  • Sandeep Malireddy, Hyd/San Francisco

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    May her soul rest in peace... Arpana was our super senior in Undergraduate... She's one of my favorite ppl...i'm shocked to hear this.....

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  • Ashok, NJ

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Our deepest condolences to her family. We lost not only one of the great talent but also a good daughter & a great citizen. I am as much angry as any other Indian should be. Hope USA shows interest in protecting fellow indians. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Sushil Suvarna, Mulky

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    The UPA Government will not bother to speak out or act on this gruesome murder of a young student. Since UPA is in power they should get on their heels and show that the largest democracy demands an action.

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  • Ram, USA

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Could these strings of murders of students in USA from Andhra pradesh be "contract killings" masterminded and paid for from Andhra - for power or money rivalry? just another angle

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  • Joel, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Well said Nagesh Nayak. Condolence to the parents of the Student. may God rest her soul in Peace.

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  • satyanarayana, ONGOLE (AP)

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Very sad to know this, we lost one of Top-20 Embedded Engineer in the world. US Government must focus on the security of other country students. condolences to Arpanas parents. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Bob, Kerala

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    I was stunned to hear this news on tv today....I had met her 3 yrs ago when she had won an international award,....its a great loss for the scientific community....I can't understand ,why on earth would such an innocent soul be snatched away in such a horrific manner.

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  • Fredrick Correa, Nairobi, Kenya

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    This is most disgusting. The people who killed her are simply jealous and can not bear to see the growth of others. May her soul rest in peace and may God give strength to her parents and other family members to bear this unbearable loss.

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  • Lancy Moras, KSA

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Needless to say and mourn this is being one of the cent percent tragedy. I agree fully with the comments passed by Nagesh Nayak and I too have the same feelings in our Indian Government. Departed Aparna is a poor young lady will be morned by many Indians and will be soon forgotten by paying her family a 'FEW LAC RUPEES' by way of MU-AABZA either by America or Indian Government. Last but not the least I must strech to say this. Atleast an Indian must think of America who is not a "FATHER" of our future super power loving country India. When we are going to learn this truth. God knows.

    My deep sympaties to Aparna's loving sorrowful family in Andra. And I pray for Aparna's innocent soul to Rest In Peace (RIP) Amen. Many thanks for daijiworld media for a shocking coverage.

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  • Lancelot N. Tauro, Manglore - Doha qatar

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Why it happens only to Indian students. GOD please save this cruel world.

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  • rajasekar, chennai

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Indian CBI and US FBI should jointly find out the culprits.

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  • joy, mangalore/u.s.

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    our hearfelt condolences to arpanas parents.what a tragedy. may her soul rest in peace.

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  • Dinesh, Chennai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    This shows the lack of interest by the US Governement in the students from other countries. How come only our students are being killed without any clues? Criminals knew that they can do anything any escape if the student is from INDIA. Why political and Diplomatic pressure is not being applied??

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  • Diana fernandes, M'lore/USA

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    This is horrific.

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  • Najm Batrekere, Bajpe

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Nagesh you are right. Even foreign missions abroad they seems not interested in Indian citizen except their own business/interests.

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  • Reshma Hameed, Mangalore/Dammam,Saudi Arabia

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Very sad indeed..

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  • Ronnie, Mangalore/Qatar

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Mr. Ramesh Nayak.. I agree with you. It is not only UPA Goverment.. even BJP or any other party also would have done the same thing....

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    This is a sad situation. We in India feel that America is the best. But why these students who are studying Phd and Master courses are targetted ? Americans or other indians can not digest the fact that other collegue going up the ladder ? Police in India is the best in cracking such issues !! If the corruption is stopped is stopped, India is better than any nation in the world.!?

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  • Shantanu, Bengaluru

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Send the Bajrang Dal to USA to teach the Americans a lesson!

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  • Anli Kumar, Hydrabad

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    It's very sad..

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  • Ramesh Baliga, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    America is no less safer than India...

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  • nagesh nayak, bangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    IF INDIANS KILLED ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD NO RESPONSE FROM OUR MEDIA & INDIAN GOVERNMENT . NO PROPER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST CULPRIT. IF FORIEGNER KILLED IN INDIA WITHIN A FRACTION OF SECOND OUR MEDIA WILL TELECAST & GOVT.WILL BE IN ACTION. THIS IS THE FATE OF THE COMMON MAN UNDER UPA GOVT.

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  • prasad, hyderabad

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    this is worst ...

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