Brother of dead Indian to arrive in Chicago to identify body

"US State Department and Metra Police confirmed the death to us and the mission in Washington on May 5," Indian Consulate officials here said.

When Ranjan met with the accident he had a University of Nebraska ID on him and after police established he is of Indian origin they contacted us, the officials said.
The Consulate then searched for his details and informed the Ranchi Regional Passport Office which had issued Ranjan's passport.

"After we got the photo from Ranchi Regional Passport Office, we could identify the boy," the Consulate officials said.

"Police has not come out with a detailed investigation report. It was not confirmed whether it was a suicide or any foul play was involved," they added.

The Indian Consulate in Chicago is asking for a detailed investigation report, why it took one month for police to report Ranjan's death.

Two of Ranjan's relatives who live in Chicago, were asked to visit the Cook County Medical Services Center to identify the body. Later his parents were notified on May 6.
Ranjan, who graduated from St Xavier's College, Ranchi in 2005, was doing PhD in economics from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Police found that Ranjan was not a current student at the University of Nebraska but was a student there in 2008.

Ranjan's parents have given authority to Ranjan's elder brother Abhishek Karn, who lives in London, to complete the formalities and the last rites.

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