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Missing American Indian students….

Washington, (USA): It is expected that the growing incidents of the missing Indian American students will affect the higher education migration flow from India. Lately a series of missing of students and finding their bodies are making serious psychological trauma to the parents who live in India.

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Many agencies who live on sending students from India to US for higher studies have said that queries to their offices have been affected severely. Three back to back missing and finding dead body of Indian American students send tremors to the student community who live in USA now. The recent one is the death of Pravin Varughese of Southern Illinois University. His nearly a week-long disappearance came to a tragic end as the 19-year-old teenager’s body was discovered in Carbondale, Illinois. He was a sophomore at SIU pursuing a degree in criminal justice.
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Family and friends have scoured the entire Carbondale area over the last six days looking for any sign of Varughese, who was officially reported as missing by his 20 year-old sister Priya on Thursday. Just yesterday, his family offered $15,000 in reward money for anyone who could offer information leading to their son’s discovery.

Varughese was last seen at an off-campus party wearing a red t-shirt, jeans, and was unshaven. Memorial services are likely being planned for the young man, although no official announcements have been made by the family. SIU will likely be extending counseling services for students coping with the loss of their friend and fellow classmate.
Pravin Varughese

Details regarding who found the body and how it was found remain scarce. Police forensics teams have not yet determined nor revealed exactly how long the body had been in the field, leaving several gaping holes in the mystery of what exactly happened during Varughese’s unfortunate final hours. His disappearance last Wednesday night has already left the local SIU community reeling, but news of his demise is sure to devastate his family, friends, and the southern Illinois community. 

Both American Africans and American Indians have been alleging the blind discrimination exist in SIU campus. Many University campuses have been reported the story of unadulterated racism. Lately a black student official issued a campus-wide claims black students at SIU have “experienced more pure, unadulterated racism in one semester”. American Indians have also responded heavily against racism of SIU campus. Some students organizations have called attention to a recent incident of university students explicitly advocating racist violence against American Indians in general .

Earlier, one Brown University student, Sunil Tripathi had found dead. The missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, 22, who was also mistakenly identified as a suspect in the Boston bombings and his family hounded by so called amateur investigators of the website Reddit, has been found dead in the waters of a river near Providence, Rhode Island. Tripathi, a Philosophy major, who was missing since March 16th from Brown and had left home without his cell phone and wallet, was identified today by the Rhode Island medical examiner’s office who examined the body found in the river. Reny Jose, an Indian American 21 year-old student at Rice University, has gone missing during spring break festivities in Florida. Incidentally, this is the third Indian American student who has gone missing in the last few weeks, and whose parents are originally from Kerala. Jasmine Joseph, 22, a nursing student from New York has been missing for over a week now.


Jose was staying with friends in a two-story house on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach, a beach town in northern Florida that has a shoreline on the Gulf Coast. Jose’s friends told investigators that they last saw him on Monday night around 7:00 PM, and police found Jose’s clothes and a few personal effects in a garbage can not far from the house they were renting.Jose is originally from New York, and graduated from Shaker High School in Latham, Albany County, New York. He is a member of Martel College, a residential community at Rice University, which is located in Houston, Texas.

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