Aditya, the young Indian medicine student, shot dead in Ohio


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Cincinnati, Oh

A 26-year-old Indian doctoral student Aditya Adlakha, enrolled at the University of Cincinnati was found shot dead inside his car. The medical university described the incident as “sudden, tragic and senseless”. Aaditya Adlakha was a fourth-year doctoral student in the molecular and developmental biology program at the University of Cincinnati Medical School, according to a statement from the medical school.

Aaditya Adlakha was driving on the Western Hills Viaduct, when his vehicle was hit multiple times with gunfire. Police said they found Adlakha inside the vehicle that had collided with a wall, and that there were at least three bullet holes visible in the driver’s side window.

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office said Adlakha died on November 11, two days after he was taken to UC Medical Center following the shooting.

“Today, you might have seen news reports of his sudden, tragic and senseless death. Those who knew him, along with fellow students and others who may not have had the fortune to have met Aaditya, may experience a wide variety of reactions, which are understandable and expected,” Senior Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Andrew Filak said.

“He was much-loved, exceedingly kind and humorous, intelligent and sharp, whose research was described as novel and transformative. The focus of his work was to better understand neuroimmune communication and how neuroimmune interactions might contribute to pain and the inflammatory landscape in ulcerative colitis.” Filak was quoted as saying by, a television station in Cincinnati.

Aaditya got his bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 2018 from Ramjas College of the University of Delhi in New Delhi. He received his master’s degree in physiology in 2020 from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in New Delhi.

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