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Thursday, 23 May 2024 10.57 AM IST

Missing Indian student found dead in Ohio, USA; 11th Indian to die in US this year

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WASHINGTON: An Indian student, who had gone missing a month ago in the USA, was found dead. The Indian Embassy in New York confirmed that the body of Muhammad Abdul Arfath (25), a native of Hyderabad, was found in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. According to the Embassy, Arfath was found dead on Tuesday morning.

Arfath was a graduate student at Cleveland State University. Arfath came to the US in 2023. It is learnt that he was kidnapped and killed by a drug gang.

Arfath last contacted his family on March 7. Arfath's father Muhammad Saleem said that he had spoken to his son on March 7 and that Arfath's his phone was switched off after that.

"On March 19, I received a call from an unknown number. The caller informed me that my son had been kidnapped and demanded money. He did not mention the mode of payment. When I asked the caller to let us talk to my son, he refused," Saleem said.

The police have launched a detailed investigation into the incident. Arfath is the 11th Indian to be killed in the USA this year.

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