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Former NITI Aayog employee Cheistha Kochar dies after truck runs over her in London
Cheistha Kochar
Photo Courtesy: Amitabh Kant X page

Former NITI Aayog employee Cheistha Kochar dies after truck runs over her in London

| @indiablooms | 25 Mar 2024, 10:35 am

An Indian student died in a mishap after she was run over by a truck while cycling back to her home in central London recently.

The deceased was identified as Cheistha Kochar.

She was 33.

She was pursuing her PhD in Behavioural Science from the London School of Economics.

According to her LinkedIn page, she previously worked with NITI Aayog.

Cheistha Kochar was the daughter of retired Lieutenant General Dr SP Kochhar, Director General at Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), reported India Today.

She previously worked with public policy think-thank NITI Aayog.

Amitabh Kant, former CEO of NITI Aayog, posted on X: "Cheistha Kochar worked with me on the #LIFE programme in @NITIAayog
She was in the #Nudge unit and had gone to do her Ph.D in behavioural science at #LSE Passed away in a terrible traffic incident while cycling in London. She was bright, brilliant & brave and always full of life. Gone away too early. RIP."


Her father, who went to London to collect her body, wrote on Linkdln: "I am still in London trying to collect the remains of my daughter, Cheistha Kochhar. She was run over by a truck on 19 Mar while cycling back from LSE, where she was doing her PhD."

"It has devasted us and her large circle of friends. If you have had any memories with her and if you wish to share them, you may do so at the following link. Can be testimonials, photos, videos or stories. You may even share this with others if you desire," he said.

According to reports, no arrests have been made so far.

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