Purdue student formally charged with murder of roommate

A Purdue student has been formally charged for the murder of his roommate.
A Purdue student has been formally charged for the murder of his roommate.(WNDU)
Published: Oct. 13, 2022 at 3:40 PM EDT
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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WNDU) - A Purdue University student has formally been charged with one count of murder in the fatal stabbing of his roommate.

Police received a call from the suspect, Ji Min Sha, last week reporting the death of his 20-year-old roommate, Varun Manish Chheda. A preliminary autopsy found the cause of death was multiple sharp-force traumatic injuries.

A Purdue student has been formally charged in the murder of his roommate.
A Purdue student has been formally charged in the murder of his roommate.(WNDU)

Prosecutors requested the 22-year-old be held without bond.

It is still unclear what motivated Sha to attack Chheda.

Varun Chheda
Varun Chheda(Sycamore School)