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An Indian scholar has been reported lacking in California, including to a string of incidents involving Indian nationals within the US this 12 months.

Nitheesha Kandula, 23, was final seen in Los Angeles on Tuesday and reported lacking on Thursday to the Los Angeles Police Department, police officers mentioned in a lacking individuals discover.

She was learning on the California State University, San Bernardino, the officers mentioned.

“#MissingPersonAlert: California State University, San Bernardino Police along with our partners in #LAPD, is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of @CSUSBNews Nitheesha Kandula, to contact us at: (909) 537-5165,” the police mentioned.

Her final attainable car data is a 2021 Toyota Corolla with a California licence plate numbered #9KXU509, mentioned John Guttierez, chief of police, CSUSB, in a publish on X on Sunday. The color of her car is unknown.

She has been described as 5 toes 6 inches tall, and round 160 kilos (72.5 kgs) in weight with black hair and black eyes, the assertion issued by the chief of police mentioned.

Ms Kandula initially hails from southern India metropolis Hyderabad.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact the CSUSB Police Department at (909) 538-7777, or the LAPD’s Southwest Division at (213) 485-2582,” the police officers mentioned.

This is the newest such incident of an Indian scholar reported lacking within the US. In April, the variety of suspicious fatalities simply this 12 months from the Indian neighborhood was estimated to be between six and ten folks.

Last month, a 26-year-old Indian scholar named Rupesh Chandra Chintakind was reported lacking in Chicago. In April, an Indian scholar died in Cleveland, Ohio, and his demise was reported by the Indian Consulate in New York.

Some Indian college students have linked these deaths to elevated threats and discrimination. The Indian Embassy held digital classes in February for college kids on wellbeing and the right way to stay in contact with the diaspora, conferences that took on new that means following the deaths.

Students from 90 universities took half within the session led by Ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan and attended by consul generals in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.

There are round 4.4 million Indian-Americans, and 268,923 Indian college students got here to the US for the 2022-2023 tutorial 12 months. Several hundreds extra folks come from India to the US on work visas.