Indian woman dental student found dead in California

Indian woman dental student found dead in California

A 37-year-old Indian woman dental student has been found dead in Albany, the US city's first homicide victim since 2004, officials said today.

Randhir Kaur was found dead in her apartment in Kains Avenue about 4 pm on Monday in Albany, California State.

She was a University of California San Francisco (UCSF) dental student, officials said.
Officers found Kaur on the floor of her apartment, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The Alameda County coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of her death, San Francisco Chronicle reported today.

No arrest has been made in the killing, which happened on a residential street a block east of busy San Pablo Avenue and several blocks from Albany police headquarters and City Hall, it said.

Kaur, who hails from Punjab, was a student at UCSF School of Dentistry’s International Dentist Programme, which admits 24 foreign-trained dentists each year.

"We are saddened at the tragic loss of Randhir Kaur," UCSF officials said.

"She was a treasured member of the UCSF School of Dentistry community. Our hearts go out to her family and friends at this very difficult time. Grief counseling support has been made available to all students, faculty and staff, and a memorial will be held to celebrate her life. We will miss her deeply," the officials said.

Kaur's slaying is the first in Albany, a city of 19,000, since 2004, when Anthony Robinson, 18, was shot and killed while driving on Interstate 80, the paper said.

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