Attacked by teens, Indian scientist dies in US


Prime VIP
Washington, June 30

An Indian computer scientist, who was brutally attacked by three juveniles three days ago while taking a walk with his family in a New Jersey suburb, succumbed to his injuries on Monday, the police said.

The three 17-year-old assailants, whose names have been withheld because of their age, have been arrested and now charged with homicide, the police said. 49-year-old Divyendu Sinha, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus and presently working as a consultant with Siemens, sustained injuries after he was attacked by three teenagers on Friday night when he was walking with his family near his home in Old Bridge in New Jersey.

His two sons, who were also accompanying him, were not seriously injured in the attack. Local prosecutor, Bruce Kaplan, said the preliminary investigation into the attack on Sinha indicated that the assault was "not racially motivated" but rather a random attack.