CHICAGO (Diya TV) — Amid growing concerns for the safety of Indian students studying abroad, another case has emerged, this time involving a 26-year-old student missing in Chicago since May 2. Rupesh Chandra Chintakindi, pursuing a master’s degree at Concordia University, Wisconsin, has been unaccounted for a week, leaving his family and authorities anxious for his well-being.

The Consulate General of India in Chicago is worried about Chintakindi’s disappearance, stating that efforts are underway to locate or reestablish contact with him. The consulate remains in close coordination with local law enforcement and the Indian diaspora community to expedite the search.

Chintakindi’s family last communicated with him through a WhatsApp call on May 2, after which he became unreachable. According to his father, Chintakindi mentioned being busy with work during their conversation. However, subsequent attempts to reach him proved futile as he remained offline.

Further inquiries revealed that Chintakindi had informed his roommates about meeting someone from Texas on April 30. He indicated he would return in two days but failed to do so, prompting concerns among his family members and leading to the filing of a missing person report with the Chicago police.

The disappearance of Chintakindi adds to a series of troubling incidents involving Indian students in the United States. Earlier cases, including the tragic death of 25-year-old Mohammad Abdul Arfath in Cleveland and the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Amarnath Ghosh in St. Louis, underscore the importance of ensuring the safety and security of international students.