“He was unbelievably good at everything he did,” an Exponent staff member who knew Varun Manish Chheda said about him. The Purdue student killed early this morning was identified as 20-year-old Varun Manish Chheda from Indianapolis. Let’s see detail about the victim (Varun Manish Chheda), and his achievements in his early days.
Victim: Varun Manish Chheda
The Tippecanoe County Coroner Office reports that Varun Manish Chheda, 20, was discovered dead in McCutcheon Hall on Wednesday morning.
Chheda completed his education at Park Tudor. He was a finalist for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship, according to the school’s website. The interim principal of the school, Dennis Bisgaard, made the following statement:
The entire Park Tudor community is incredibly saddened by the tragic loss of Varun Chheda, Park Tudor class of 2020. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
Who was Varun Manish Chheda?
According to the university’s campus directory, Chheda was enrolled in the college’s science program. He was a data science senior who will turn 21 in a little over a month. Chheda earned his diploma from Park Tudor School in Indianapolis in 2020.
According to a school post on Facebook, Chheda was a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program the year he graduated.
Chheda ran for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program as well.
By executive order of the President, the program was started in 1964 to recognize and honor some of the most accomplished high school seniors who were graduating.
Exponent staff continued, “I didn’t even process it when I saw his name until I said it out loud. I was just reminded of the middle school science fair.
He claimed that despite attending two different high schools, he first connected with Chheda in middle school through Science Bowl, a U.S. Department of Energy academic competition that assesses students’ knowledge of science and mathematics. The employee claimed that the two competed against one another and that Chheda’s squad traveled to the national championships while he was in the eighth grade.
He choked up and continued, “I just remembered his (family) used to come to all of his tournaments.” “He was unbelievably good at it, really, really amazing. I was confident he was headed to the Ivy-bound.
He was among the smartest individuals I knew.
According to a school post on Facebook, he was a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program and a 2020 candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Aaron Dean (One of his teachers ) said to Medicotopics that “He was a state team chess champion and a really nice kid, I never have forgotten teaching him”.
Another one said to Medicotopics that “He was obviously a very intelligent person being a senior after two years of school. More importantly, he was someone’s child. My heart goes out to his family.”
From kindergarten through the eighth grade, Varun Chheda attended Sycamore School. He was a top student who was humorous and well-liked by his classmates. He had amazing qualities that came from his supportive family.
When the National Science Bowl competition was placed in Washington, DC, Varun was a member of the Sycamore Science Bowl team that placed second nationally in 2016 and eighth nationally in 2015.
Varun won first place for his presentation in the Environmental Chemistry category at the Indiana University State Science Olympiad in 2015. In the division for the Solar System, he was also second in the state. He spent four years on the Sycamore MATHCOUNTS team and won first place in both the 2015 and 2016 state Concurso Academico Spanish competitions.
One on Facebook said, what an absolute adorable cutie pie and smart too I mean he looks like a baby this is just breaking my heart this whole thing. I mean what the hell was his motive I mean what was the deal there I don’t know I don’t know.
Chheda’s educational history is all that is known about him, as he preferred to avoid the spotlight and social media.
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What happened between Ji Min Sha and Varun Manish Chheda?
What happened between Varun Manish Chheda and Ji Min Sha is not known for sure. However, students at the school report on Facebook that a domestic dispute escalated into a large brawl that resulted in murder. There are currently no further details available.
When questioned about why he did it, he said “I love my family.”
Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and friends of Varun Chheda for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on what causes the fight will be added soon.
Purdue University President’s message
Dear members of our Purdue community,
I write to let you know that early this morning, one of our students was killed in his residence hall room. The suspect, the victim’s roommate, called the police to report the incident and is in custody.
This is as tragic an event as we can imagine happening on our campus and 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.
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.
As Purdue’s president, but even more so as a parent myself, I assure you that the safety and security of our students are the single highest priority on our campus. 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. 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.
People about this shocking news
Ann Martinez Said,
It’s been such a horrible semester for college student deaths in Indiana. The Indiana State football players’ deadly car wreck. The IU female senior was raped and killed 2 months ago. The IU junior was run over and killed on his scooter in Btown by another recent IU grad who was DUI. Now, this. What a hellish heartbreaking start to a semester. So many lives were impacted.
Melissa Deavers Hayes said,
What a horrible and senseless tragedy. This young man had his entire life ahead of him and to have it taken away for…. What reason even? You cannot help but wonder if there were signs the university could have acted on that this roommate was possibly a danger to himself or others.
Marilyn Bowers said,
So dumb! This was someone’s son! Possibly a brother, a cousin, a friend. The person responsible for this deserves full punishment for their actions. Praying for his Parents, family & friends. RIP
Janice Morgan Grider said,
Two families were greatly affected, incredibly sad that such educated students can become so violent as to take another’s life. Prayers to all affected by this, esp the victims’ families. What a shock, senseless.
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