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Classical dancer from India shot dead in United States, India's Consulate at Chicago says 'taken up case strongly'

Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam dancer Amarnath Ghosh, who migrated to the US last year 'to follow his dancing dreams', was shot several times near the border of St Louis' Academy and Central West End neighbourhoods

PTI New York Published 02.03.24, 05:51 PM
Amarnath Ghosh was pursuing his master's in the Performing Arts Department of Washington University.

Amarnath Ghosh was pursuing his master's in the Performing Arts Department of Washington University. Instagram / @amarnath_ghosh_mahaamritendra

In yet another attack on Indians and Indian-Americans in the US, a 34-year-old trained classical dancer from India was shot dead in St Louis, Missouri.

Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam dancer Amarnath Ghosh, who migrated to the US last year “to follow his dancing dreams,” was shot several times near the border of St Louis' Academy and Central West End neighbourhoods. He died on the spot.

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According to the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting happened at 7:15 pm on Tuesday at Delmar Boulevard and Clarendon Avenue, news portal ‘5 On Your Side’ reported on Friday.

Ghosh was pursuing his master's in the Performing Arts Department of Washington University.

Gosh’s killing has prompted India's consulate in Chicago to take up the issue with local police and the university.

Asserting that the mission is “extending all help to the relatives of deceased Amarnath Ghosh,” India's Consulate at Chicago posted on X that it has “taken up the case strongly with St Louis police and the University for investigation of the reprehensible gun attack.” Offering deep condolences to family and friends of the deceased in St Louis, Missouri, it said, “We are following up forensic, investigation with police and providing support.” Since the beginning of 2024, there have been at least half a dozen deaths of Indian and Indian-origin students in the US. The alarming rise in the number of attacks has caused concern among the community.

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