Who is Ji Min Sha? Suspect in Purdue University Student, Varun Chheda Murder Case

Recently, Varun Manish Chheda, 20 was reportedly killed inside his dorm room on the first floor of McCutcheon Hall. The prime suspect of this case is a Korean man named Ji Min Sha, 22 who was his roommate. He is a junior cybersecurity major.

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Full Report of the Incident

Varun, a senior at Purdue University and a data analysis student, was living with his roommate Ji Min Sha. On Wednesday, Sha reportedly called the police at 12:44 am and informed about the incident transpired.

However, according to the police, no other person apart from the two were present at the time of crime and that the situation hints at a case of homicide. The police chose not to reveal any further information regarding the call.

According to the police, no motives for the supposed homicide are yet known. Meanwhile, the students in nearby rooms were moved back to safer locations and the concerned authorities are allocating counselors for the traumatized students.

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The information about whether Ji Min Sha’ attorneys are there or not is unavailable.

Varun Chheda
Varun Chheda

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Autopsy results

An autopsy was performed on Wednesday which revealed that Varun was repeatedly stabbed to death. Besides, Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office said that Varun died from “multiple sharp force traumatic injuries”, thus confirming the report.

Statement given by Mitch Daniels

President of Purdue University released a statement on October 5, where he expressed his sadness. Furthermore, he commented and described this incident as tragic.

“Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of those affected by this terrible event. We do not have all the details yet. Our Purdue University Police Department is conducting a thorough investigation of this incident so that we all may learn more about what transpired”, Mitch said.

“As is always the case, staff from our Office of the Dean of Students, our Residence Halls, and clinicians at Purdue’s Counseling and Psychological Services are providing support and are available to anyone who needs or wants their care”.

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“Purdue is an extraordinarily safe place on any given day, and compared with cities of Purdue’s population (approximately 60,000 in all), we experience a tiny fraction of violent and property crime that occurs elsewhere”.

“Such statistics are of no consolation on a day like this. A death on our campus and among our Purdue family affects each of us deeply. I am ever grateful to all of you who continually take the time to care for each other and know you will do so in the days ahead”.

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He finally concluded, “the safety and security of our students is the single highest priority on our campus”.

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