In another frightening incidence, a 41-year-old Indian-origin executive died in the United States, days after being beaten outside a restaurant in downtown Washington, news agency PTI reported. Investigators say police arrived to the 1100 block of 15th Street Northwest outside Shoto Restaurant about 2 a.m. on February 2 for an assault. When authorities arrived, they saw Vivek Taneja on the pavement. He was rushed to the hospital for life-threatening injuries.
According to preliminary findings, Taneja and an unnamed male had a verbal quarrel that escalated into a physical altercation, according to WUSA, a CBS affiliate television station in Washington, DC.
Taneja was knocked to the ground and his head struck the pavement.
He died of his injuries in the hospital on Wednesday. Taneja’s death is currently being investigated as a homicide.
Taneja was Dynamo Technologies’ cofounder and president. According to the company’s website, Taneja “leads Dynamo’s strategic, growth, and partnership initiatives, with an emphasis on the federal government contracting arena.” Police are still searching for the individual who threw the fatal blow. He was recorded on a surveillance camera.
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is asking for the public’s help in identifying and finding a suspect in a homicide that occurred on the 1100 block of 15th Street, NW on February 2.
According to MPD records, police arrived to the site for a complaint of an attack and discovered an adult man suffering from life-threatening injuries as a consequence of the assault. He was sent to a local hospital for treatment.
On February 7, the victim died from his injuries.
MPD is offering a reward to anybody who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide in the District.
Earlier this week, thieves attacked Syed Mazahir Ali, an Indian student, in Chicago. A homeless drug addict fatally stabbed Vivek Saini, a 25-year-old Indian student, in Lithonia, Georgia.
This year, four other students of Indian descent were reported deceased in the United States.