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Indian Student from Andhra Pradesh Dies in Tragic New York Bike Accident


New York: The Consulate General of India in New York confirmed the devastating news of the passing of Shri Belem Atchyuth, an Indian student from Andhra Pradesh studying at The State University of New York (SUNY). Atchyuth lost his life in a bike accident in New York, as relayed by the consulate.


Expressing profound condolences, the consulate assured that they were actively liaising with Atchyuth’s family and local authorities to facilitate the repatriation of his remains back to India.

In an alarming trend, this incident marks another tragic loss among Indian students in the United States. In 2024 alone, over eleven students have lost their lives, while many others have faced severe attacks. The Indian government has persistently raised concerns with US counterparts, seeking assurances for improved safety measures.

Three Indian-Origin Students Perish in Alpharetta Car Crash

In a separate unfortunate incident, three Indian-origin students met a tragic end, with two others sustaining injuries in a harrowing car crash in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Alpharetta Police reported a single-vehicle crash on Westside Parkway, revealing that the car, carrying five 18-year-old occupants, lost control and overturned, claiming the lives of Aryan Joshi, Sriya Avasarala, and Anvi Sharma.

Avasarala and Sharma, both freshmen at the University of Georgia, had recently completed their first year, while Joshi, a senior at Alpharetta High School, was on the brink of graduation. The victims were active members of various university activities, including dance and music groups.

This tragedy echoes a recent incident in South Carolina, where three Indian women from Gujarat lost their lives in a fatal car accident. These occurrences underscore the importance of road safety awareness, especially among young adults. According to statistics cited by Fox News, motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death among teenagers, emphasizing the critical need for preventive measures and heightened vigilance on the roads.

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