A student from Odisha, pursuing graduate management studies in Boston University, was shot dead on Thursday night.
The body of K. Seshadri Rao (24) was found in Allston Street, approximately 1.6 km from the campus. Seshadri hailed from Jeypore.
The Indian consulate in New York informed his father Sudhakar Rao, who is Chief Manager of Utkal Gramya Bank at Jeypore, of the tragedy.
“My son didn't have differences with anyone, both inside and outside the campus. He had no bad habits. He was probably targeted out of jealousy, as he was extremely good at studies,” a shocked Mr. Rao said.
Throughout his career, Seshadri had been a brilliant student.
He was a student of Steward Science College, Cuttack, and then joined the Electrical and Electronics Engineering stream at the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka.
After graduation, he joined the Bhubaneswar-based private university as a faculty.
However, Seshadri veered towards the finance sector, and worked for a brief period in that field.
He joined Boston University as a non-sponsored candidate in Graduate School of Management, where he was studying Treasury Investment.
“My son was doing very well. He, along with a student of China, was sent to attend a conference in Canada,” Mr. Rao said.
Seshadri was sharing a house with three more students on Allston Street.
Mr. Rao had taken a study loan of Rs. 15 lakh to finance his son's studies, and arranged another Rs. 12 lakh from his near and dear ones.
Seshadri's brother studies in the National Institute of Science Education and Research here.