Following on the heals of LSU shoot out where two Indian students were shot dead in a gang style execution, one more Indian student was found shot dead at his off campus apartment.
Abhijit Mahato, 29-year-old PhD student in engineering living about one and a half miles from the Duke University campus in Durham was found shot dead by police after his friends reported him missing. Born in Tatanagar and raised in Kolkota he has been with Duke just for about two years.
“Even as the news is unfolding, with no details and suspects, we’re shocked about the why, why, why of it,” said Leela Prasad, Duke’s associate professor of ethics and Indian religion. “Right after the LSU murders, this senseless attack is hard to digest.”
Mahato earned his mechanical engineering degree from Jadavpur University in 2001 and a master of technology degree from the Indian Institute for Technology in Kanpur in 2004. He was at the GE Global Research Center in Bangalore for two years before coming to Duke. His website can be reached from here.
Both the schools happened to be in the vicinity of crime filled neighborhoods.
Considering the impunity with which such murders are taking place, do you think it is time for the Indian students in United States to stand up and fight back. Should they take cognizance of the Second Amendment which allows them to bear arms for protection. Would it be a prudent decision to keep a weapon at home for self defense in case of a home invasion.