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Vivek Taneja: Indian-origin executive dies after assault | Washington street incident | – Times of India


NEW DELHI: An Indian-origin executive died in the United States, days after he was assaulted in a brawl outside a restaurant in downtown Washington. The death of the 41-year-old Vivek Taneja comes amid increased cases of such incidents against Indian-origin students.
The incident occurred on February 2, when officers responded to an assault on the 1100 block of 15th Street Northwest outside Shoto Restaurant at around 2 am.Vivek Taneja was found on the pavement by the officers upon their arrival. He was immediately rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Vivek Taneja and an unknown man engaged in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation. Taneja was knocked to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement. The 41-year-old succumbed to his injuries at a hospital on Wednesday.
The police are now treating Taneja’s death as a homicide and are actively investigating the case. The suspect, who threw the deadly punch, was captured on surveillance camera footage. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has sought public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect involved in this incident.
Taneja was the cofounder and president of Dynamo Technologies. According to the company’s website, Taneja “leads Dynamo’s strategic, growth, and partnership initiatives, with an emphasis on the federal government contracting arena.”
The MPD is offering a reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.
Earlier this week, Syed Mazahir Ali, an Indian student was attacked by robbers in Chicago. Earlier, 25-year-old Indian student Vivek Saini was fatally attacked in Georgia state’s Lithonia city by a homeless drug addict. Four other Indian-origin students were reported dead in the US this year.

(With PTI inputs)



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