Student Charged With Killing Indian-Origin Roommate In US Found Unfit For Trial

Student accused of killing Indian roommate in US is not fit for trial

The police found the victim on a chair and the defendant was covered in blood


A 22-year-old South Korean student from the prestigious US Purdue University, who was accused of killing his Indian-born roommate two months ago, is incompetent to participate in the trial, a judge has ruled. decide.

Ji Min Sha, a cyber security expert from Seoul brutally attacked Varun Manish Chheda on October 5 by stabbing him several times in the head and neck before he called the authorities to inform him. informed that his 20-year-old roommate had died.

Chheda from Indianapolis was found dead in McCutcheon Hall on the western edge of campus.

The two live at McCutcheon Hall on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, about 104 kilometers northwest of Indianapolis.

Judge Sean Persin of Tippecanoe Circuit appointed two doctors to treat Ji Min Sha until he is qualified to understand the charges against him and assist in his defense, ABC news channel reported. 7 reported last Thursday.

Persin made his ruling after reading a report prepared by a psychologist hired by the defense, Dr Sean Samuels, who interviewed Sha for five hours shortly after the murder.

Court records show Sha told police he believed “he was heavily involved in international espionage and was a former CIA agent,” WLFI-TV reported.

Police found Chheda on a chair and Sha covered in what appeared to be blood, according to the source.

They also observed what they believe to be blood splattered on the wall, along with puddles of blood and a folding knife on the floor.

Sha allegedly admitted that the knife was his and that he used it to kill his roommate.

Chheda’s friends said they were playing a game with the victim when they suddenly heard him screaming.

An autopsy revealed that Chheda had died of “multiple sharp trauma”. Indiana police described the crime as a “gratuitous and senseless” murder.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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