Advertisement

Updated January 25th, 2024 at 19:02 IST

Indian Student Found Dead In University Of Illinois, Investigation Underway

An 18-year-old University of Illinois student, identified as Akul Dhawan, was discovered dead on West Nevada Street on Saturday morning.

Manasvi Asthana
As per the Champaign County Coroner Stephen Thuney's Office, a preliminary autopsy showed signs of hypothermia and no major injuries were observed
As per the Champaign County Coroner Stephen Thuney's Office, a preliminary autopsy showed signs of hypothermia and no major injuries were observed | Image:Unsplash
Advertisement

An 18-year-old University of Illinois student, identified as Akul Dhawan, was discovered dead on West Nevada Street on Saturday morning after being reported missing by friends. The University police is currently investigating the case surrounding the death of Akul Dhawan, as he was found deceased on campus, according to reports. Preliminary information from the institute indicates that Akul Dhawan's death is believed to be accidental, with no initial signs of foul play, as per an official statement.

The Champaign County Coroner Stephen Thuney's Office reported that a preliminary autopsy revealed signs of hypothermia, and no significant injuries were observed, as per the Times of India.

Advertisement

Roommate alerts authorities 

When the temperature dropped to 1°F, Akul Dhawan's roommate reported him missing. Concerns grew when a friend, unable to reach him, called at 1:23 a.m., stating not having seen the student for an hour.

Advertisement

Tragic discovery

At 11:08 a.m., police and emergency services were dispatched after a University employee discovered Akul Dhawan on the back porch of a building. Unfortunately, he was already deceased at the time of discovery, according to the official statement.

Advertisement

The father of the deceased student shared that concerns arose among Akul's friends, who had lost contact with him regarding the potential of him freezing to death due to the absence of a coat. The police were contacted by him from their location,and a half-hour wait ensued but no assistance arrived in searching for him at his last known whereabouts. Unfortunately, he was discovered deceased, less than half a block away from where he was last seen.

Advertisement

Published January 25th, 2024 at 19:02 IST

Your Voice. Now Direct.

Send us your views, we’ll publish them. This section is moderated.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Whatsapp logo