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Aalaap ‘Appa’ Narasipura, Missing Indian-American Student Found Dead – Cornell Mourns, Photos

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A twenty year old student of Cornell University who went missing Wednesday has reportedly been found dead. Aalaap Narasipura, a senior electrical engineering student at Cornell’s College of Engineering was all set to graduate this year. His death has spread a pall of gloom in the entire college.

The 20-year-old Narasipura was missing since Wednesday and massive search was undertaken to locate the student. Reports suggest that the youth was last seen on May 17 on the university campus

Merely a day before his body was discovered a short distance away from Ithaca fall, police had asked the people in the area to inform them if they know anything about him. The hunt for the missing student was being conducted by several agencies including Cornell University Police, New York State Police, the Ithaca Police Department and the Ithaca Fire Department.

Police claim that Aalaap Narasipura’s body was recovered from Fall Creek, a short distance upstream from Ithaca Falls on Friday, May 20.

In the meantime, Cornell University Police has confirmed Narasipura’s identity. Police said the circumstances of Narasipura’s death are still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected.

Authorities claim that Narasipura was last seen in the early morning of May 17 on Cornell’s campus, and was wearing shorts and a flannel shirt with bright blue socks and leather sandals. Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi expressed “profound sadness” at the death of Narasipura. He described Narasipura as an “ambitious student” who was scheduled to graduate early this December. “He was active on the Ultimate Frisbee team, enjoyed taking photos, and planned to continue at Cornell to pursue a Master of Engineering degree,” he said in a statement.

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