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Indian student stabbed in US gym dies; accused found him ‘weird’, say cops

A 24-year-old Indian student, who was stabbed in the head with a knife by the assailant, Jordan Andrade, 24, at the public gym on October 29.

Incident took place in Indiana, US, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, November 8, said the university where he was studying.

On October 29, Varun Raj Pucha, a native of Telangana’s Khammama, who was pursuing a Computer Science master’s degree at Valparaiso University, was stabbed in the head with a knife by a 24-year-old attacker, Jordan Andrade, at a public gym.

Jordan Andrade, who was later arrested, told the police that on Sunday morning, he walked into the massage room of the gym and saw a man there. He did not know who the man was, but he found him “a little weird”, reported The Times of Northwest Indiana.

The accused, Jordan, described Varun as “a threat” and said that he “just reacted” in what, according to him, was the “right way”, said the police. “Uh, I just put it through. I don’t even want to say it. It was in his head,” said Jordan when the police enquired him about where he stabbed Varun.

On November 16, a memorial and a service of remembrance have been planned for Varun on the university campus.

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