Indian American student shot dead in Philadelphia

A 21-year-old Indian-origin student was reportedly shot dead in Philadelphia, United States.
The deceased student was identified as Jude Chacko. He was shot by unidentified assailants while he was returning from work on May 28, as per reports.
The victim's parents migrated to the US around 30 years ago from Kerala's Kollam district.
Jude Chacko was a student who also worked part-time. He was attacked by two men during a robbery attempt.
This is the second such incident reported this year in which an Indian-origin student was targetted and killed in the US.
Earlier, a 24-year-old student from Andhra Pradesh was shot dead at a fuel station in the US on April 21, 2023, the Columbus Division of Police had said. The victim, identified as Saiesh Veera, was working at a petrol station in Ohio. He was shot dead by unknown assailants while on the job, police said. The police had also released the picture of the suspect and asked for help in identifying the accused.


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