Purdue University student killed in dorm room, roommate in custody, police say

Purdue University student killed in dorm room, roommate in custody, police say

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (TOC) — A 20-year-old Purdue College pupil was killed in his dorm room early Wednesday and his roommate is in custody, college officers stated.

Varun Manish Chheda, a senior majoring in information science, was discovered lifeless in his room at McCutcheon Corridor, a residence corridor on the college’s campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, after the suspect known as 911 to report the incident at 12:44 a.m. native time, Purdue College Chief of Police Lesley Weite stated at a information convention Wednesday.

The suspect, 22-year-old Gji Min Sha, a junior majoring in cyber safety, is in custody on a cost of homicide, Weite stated. He’s a global pupil from Korea, she stated.

No different roommates lived with the sufferer and suspect, Weite stated.

“I imagine this was unprovoked and mindless,” she stated.

“Our hearts exit to the sufferer and his household and mates,” she added. “I can not even think about what his household goes by.”

A college spokesperson stated, with the suspect apprehended, “there isn’t any risk to the group.”

“That is as tragic an occasion as we will think about occurring on our campus and our hearts and ideas exit to all of these affected by this horrible occasion,” Purdue College President Mitch Daniels stated in a press release Wednesday morning. “We wouldn’t have all the main points but. Our Purdue College Police Division is conducting an intensive investigation of this incident in order that all of us might be taught extra about what transpired.”

ABC Information’ Keith Harden contributed to this report.

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