Indian-origin man, 41, dies days after being assaulted in US

February 10,2024 02:53 PM


A 41-year-old Indian-origin man identified as Vivek Taneja has died in United States days after suffering life-threatening injuries as a result of an assault in downtown Washington, police said.

Washington, DC [US], February 10 (HBTV): A 41-year-old Indian-origin man has died in United States, days after suffering life-threatening injuries as a result of an assault in downtown Washington, police said. 

The deceased, according to the police, was identified as Vivek Taneja of Alexandria, Virginia. 

According to the police report, the incident took place on February 2 at approximately 2:00 a.m., local time, following which Taneja was rushed to the hospital for treatment. 

"On Friday, February 2, 2024, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Second District officers responded to the listed location for reports of an assault. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from life-threatening injuries as a result of an assault. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment," the Metropolitan Police Department's official release said. 

However, due to critical injuries, on February 7, Taneja succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. 

The incident comes amid a sudden increase in attacks and deaths of Indians and Indian-Americans in the United States. 

The Metropolitan Police in Washington, DC, has been seeking public assistance in identifying and locating the suspect. 

"Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch seek the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a homicide that occurred in the 1100 block of 15th Street Northwest," the release said. 

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to USD 25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

"Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411," the release added.   

(ANI) This story has been edited for clarity and brevity.