April 20, 2024 13:15 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
'Had mangoes only three thrice, sweets 6 times in jail': Arvind Kejriwal counters ED claims in court | 'Opposition got donations through bonds, is that extortion as well?' Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi | Millions of Indians vote in the biggest phase of Lok Sabha polls, 60.03 pct turnout recorded | India votes in first phase of Lok Sabha elections, approximately 60 percent voting recorded across 102 seats till 5pm | Maldives opposition demands President Muizzu's impeachment over leaked reports alleging corruption by him
Indian classical dancer Amarnath Ghosh killed in US, Chicago Consulate says it has taken up case strongly with American authorities Indian Dancer
Photo Courtesy: Amarnath Ghosh Instagram page

Indian classical dancer Amarnath Ghosh killed in US, Chicago Consulate says it has taken up case strongly with American authorities

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Mar 2024, 02:14 pm

The Indian Consulate in Chicago has said it has strongly taken up the case of Indian classical dancer Amarnath Ghosh with the St Louis police for investigation.

The consulate also offered condolences to the family members over the death of the dancer who was allegedly shot dead in St Louis, Missouri in the United States by unknown attackers.

"Deep condolences to family & friends of deceased Amarnath Ghosh in StLouis, Missouri. We are following up forensic, investigation with police & providing support. @IndianEmbassyUS @MEAIndia," the Indian Consulate in Chicago posted on X.

"Consulate is extending all help to relatives of deceased Amarnath Ghosh. Taken up the case strongly with St Louis police and the University for investigation of the reprehensible gun attack. @IndianEmbassyUS @MEAIndia," the post said.

The incident was flagged by television actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee who recently wrote on X: "My friend #Amarnathghosh was shot & killed in St louis academy neigbourhood, US on tuesday evening."

She further said: "Only child in the family, mother died 3 years back. Father passed away during his childhood."

She said the danced hailed from the east Indian city of Kolkata.

"Well the reason , accused details everything are not revealed yet or perhaps no one left in his family to fight for it except his few friends. He was from kolkata. Excellent dancer , was pursuing PHD , was taking an evening walk and suddenly he was shot multiple times by an unknown," the actress wrote on X.

She tagged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Indian PM Narendra Modi in her post.

Several Indians were reported dead in separate incidents across the first two months of the year.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.