In a tragic event, a 26-year-old PhD student from India passed away in the US state of Ohio after being shot inside a vehicle. According to media sources, the dead student, named as Aaditya Adlakha, was enrolled in the University of Cincinnati Medical School’s fourth year of a PhD program in molecular and developmental biology.
Aaditya passed away at the UC Medical Center earlier this month, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.
According to reports, Aaditya moved to Cincinnati from north India to pursue his medical studies after earning a master’s degree in physiology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi in 2020 and a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Ramjas College of the University of Delhi in New Delhi in 2018.
Regarding the event
On November 9, Cincinnati Police Lt. Jonathan Cunningham said that on the top deck of the Western Hills Viaduct, police discovered a guy who had been shot inside a car that had collided with a wall.
Investigators have been notified that at around 6:20 a.m., a gunshot location service called ShotSpotter received a complaint concerning firing in the vicinity. Hello Lter, it was found that Aditya’s car had been struck more than once and the driver’s side glass had at least three bullet holes in it.
The vehicles who were driving by saw the event and reported a vehicle with gunshot holes and a shot individual inside to the emergency number 911.
After being taken to UC Medical Center, Aaditya Adlakha was declared very ill and died two days later.
According to accounts in the local media, no arrests have been made since the incident was made public.
What was said by the university?
Senior Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Andrew Filak, expressed sorrow at Aditya’s passing by saying, “You may have heard news stories about his unexpected, awful, and needless death today. It is reasonable and anticipated that those who knew him, as well as other students and those who may not have had the good fortune to meet Aaditya, would respond in a variety of ways.”
“He was a highly esteemed individual, renowned for his exceptional kindness and humor, acute intellect, and groundbreaking research. His research aimed to get a deeper understanding of neuroimmune communication and the potential roles that neuroimmune interactions may play in ulcerative colitis pain and inflammation.” Cincinnati television station WLWT.com cited Filak as stating.
“As a college and as Aaditya’s academic home, we extend our deepest condolences to his family and to those who knew him as a friend and colleague,” the medical school was reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer to have said.