New York sources have reported that according to media reports an Indian-American teenager has been killed in a road rage incident when a driver ran his truck over her after a minor collision in the city’s suburb of Levittown. Earlier on Sunday, police in Nassau County adjoining New York City were looking for the driver who allegedly attacked dental student Taranjit Parmar, 18, on Thursday.
Accordingly WPIX TV reported that police told the family that the pickup truck’s license plate could not be seen on a surveillance video of the incident. Police released the video and asked the public to help find him. Meanwhile Parmar’s brand new jeep was hit by a red pickup truck that was attempting to make a turn, the station quoted police as saying.
According to police, the two vehicles then pulled
off the roadway and when Parmar got out got out the jeep, the truck, the driver
mowed her down and drove away. Further Parmar suffered fatal injuries to her
chest and head. Meanwhile her tearful father, Ranjit Parmar, told the station
“She bore all the responsibility to carry the family, carry her education. He
always told everybody who would listen to him, if you’re going to have a
daughter, this is the one.”
Number of Indian students studying in the US has doubled in the last decade According to a report published by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the total number of Indian students now in the US stands at over 186,000, rising by more than 12% in the last one year. Meanwhile comprising 17.3% of all international students there, the Indian students are only behind China, which remains the top sender of students to the US since 2009-10 when it toppled India for the number one position.
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