Indian student missing for a week in Chicago, family in Hyderabad worried

An Indian student pursuing a master's degree in Chicago, US, has been missing for a week. His family, based in Hyderabad, is doing everything possible to reach the 25-year-old Rupesh Chandra Chintakindi. The police in Chicago and the Indian consulate are trying to locate him.
Indian student missing for a week in Chicago, family in Hyderabad worried
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An Indian student in Chicago, US, has been missing since May 2. The disappearance of Rupesh Chandra Chintakindi, a 26-year-old masters' student, has got his Hyderabad-based family worried, and they are doing everything possible to locate him.

The Consulate General of India (CGI) in Chicago and the local police are trying to locate Chintakindi, a master's student from Concordia University, Wisconsin, according to an ANI report.

This comes at a time when reports of Indian students going missing are increasing in the US. Last month, a student from Ohio, Mohammad Abdul Arfath, was found dead after he had been missing for a month. Just a week ago, from this incident, Uma Satya Sai Gadde, another Indian student, was found dead in Ohio.

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Indian student missing for a week in Chicago, family in Hyderabad worried

On the lookout for his whereabouts, Chintakindi's family reached out to his roommates. They were informed that he was going to meet someone from Texas who was visiting him. Rupesh Chintakindi had last spoken to his father on May 2.

“He went to meet them, but we do not know who they are,” his father was quoted by The Times of India as saying.

“He said he was doing some work. Later on, I could not contact him, and he is offline since then", he added.

Chintakindi's father, Sadanandamm, told TOI that the family had informed both the police and the US Embassy. He also wrote a letter to G Kishan Reddy, the Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of the North Eastern Region of India and asked for help in locating his son. In turn, Reddy wrote a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday (May 8), and sought help from CGI Chicago in locating Rupesh.

CGI Chicago is continuously in touch with the police, who are trying to search for Rupesh and has asked the community to provide any information on the Hyderabad-based Indian student.

"The consulate is deeply concerned about learning that Indian student Rupesh Chandra Chintakindi is incommunicado since May 2," the Consulate of India in Chicago wrote on X, adding it was "hoping to locate/establish contact with Rupesh".

Source: India Today

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