41-year-old victim Taneja left the restaurants around 2 am and the fight broke out on a nearby street, the police report said without describing the nature of the dispute. He lost consciousness in the attack and when the cops arrived, they found him with life threatening injuries and swiftly rushed him to a hospital.
Washington: In yet another distressing incident, an Indian-American man died earlier this week, days after he was found with life-threatening injuries following a fight outside a Washington restaurant. Vivek Taneja, who is from Virginia, and the suspect were at two sister Japanese restaurants on February 2, a police report said. He was “was knocked to the ground by the suspect and hit his head on the pavement”, Washington Posted cited a police report as saying.
This horrific incident comes amid incidents of attacks and deaths on Indians and Indian-Americans in America.
41-year-old victim Taneja, who worked as an executive in Virginia, left the restaurants around 2 am and the fight broke out on a nearby street, the police report said without describing the nature of the dispute. He lost consciousness in the attack and when the cops arrived, they found him with life threatening injuries and swiftly rushed him to a hospital.
He succumbs to injuries at the hospital on Wednesday, police said.
A search to nab the suspect is on who was seen on CCTV. He has not been identified.
The police have offered a $25,000 reward for anyone who provides information that leads to his arrest and conviction.
Earlier this week, an Indian student was left bleeding from his nose and mouth after he was attacked by robbers in Chicago. Syed Mazahir Ali, who family lives in Hyderabad, was seen in a video pleading for help following the attack.
Four other Indian-origin students were reported dead in the US this year.
These incidents have triggered major concerns about the safety and security of Indian students studying in the United States. The Indian diaspora and community leaders are urging authorities to address these issues promptly and take measures to ensure the safety of international students. The tragic death of Sameer Kamath serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by students pursuing their education abroad and the need for increased vigilance and support for their well-being.