JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Diya TV) – Police were called to the Jersey City home of Dhammadeep Nikumbhe on Feb. 8 after the Indian college student lost consciousness during an evening with friends, EMT efforts to resuscitate him failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 26.
According to the police report, Nikumbhe exhibited no signs of trauma, and there were no signs of foul play involved. EMTs made multiple attempts to resuscitate Nikumbhe with the help of a defibrillator. Luckily, the landlord had installed AED and resuscitators in the building in case of an emergency, however, Nikumbhe couldn’t be helped. If used quickly and efficiently, AEDs can save lives.
Nikumbhe had just arrived in the U.S. on Christmas Eve 2016, he was studying at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has no family members or next of kin living in the country, the police report said. Suraj Songire, a friend who was with Nikumbhe on the evening he died, managed to make contact with Nikumbhe’s brother, Sangharatna, who lives in Nasik, India, the report said.
Songire told police he’d been dancing with Nikumbhe in the living room of his apartment. Nikumbhe, Songire said, stopped dancing to get a cup of water from the kitchen, where he collapsed. After Songire noticed Nikumbhe was not breathing, he asked Nikumbhe’s roommates to perform CPR until emergency responders arrived.
EMTs made multiple attempts to resuscitate Nikumbhe with the help of a defibrillator.