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Published 12:30 IST, June 3rd 2024

23-Year-Old Hyderabad Student, Nitheesha Kandula, Mysteriously Goes Missing In US

Identified as Nitheesha Kandula, hailing from Hyderabad who is studying at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) went missing on May 28.

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The circumstances which led to Nitheesha's disappearance are unclear. | Image: CSUSB/ X
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Los Angeles: A 23-year-old Indian student mysteriously went missing in California's Los Angeles earlier this week, with police seeking the public's help to locate her.

Identified as Nitheesha Kandula, hailing from Hyderabad who is studying at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) went missing on May 28. She was reported missing on May 30 after she was last seen in Los Angeles.

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John Guttierez, Chief of Police, CSUSB on his social media handle of X said, "#MissingPersonAlert: California State University, San Bernardino Police along with our partners in #LAPD, is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of @CSUSBNews Nitheesha Kandula, to contact us at: (909) 537-5165."

Furthermore, the missing notice described Nitheesha as a 5 feet 6 inches tall woman, weighing around 160 pounds (72.5 kgs) and having black hair and black eyes. She may have been driving a 2021 Toyota Corolla with a California licence plate.

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The California police further urged people with information on the student's whereabouts to come forward, saying, "Anyone with information is urged to contact the CSUSB Police Department at (909) 538-7777, or the LAPD's Southwest Division at (213) 485-2582."

The circumstances which led to Nitheesha's disappearance are unclear.

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A similar instance has not yet been closed, and the FBI is intensifying its search. In April 2019, 29-year-old Mayushi Bhagat, an Indian student went missing in the US after leaving her New Jersey apartment on April 29. She was reported missing in May of the same year. The FBI is now offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to Bhagat’s whereabouts.

"The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location or recovery of the missing person, Mayushi Bhagat, and the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible," the agency's website notice reads. 
 

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12:30 IST, June 3rd 2024