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Purdue student charged with murder in roommate's killing

Justin Hicks
IPB News

A Purdue University student has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his roommate, whose body was found by officers sitting in a chair in their dorm room.

Ji Min Sha, a 22-year-old cybersecurity major from South Korea, was charged Thursday. Prosecutors allege that he stabbed Varun Manish Chheda (VAH-rune man-EESH CHED-ah), a 20-year-old data science major from Indianapolis.

Sha called police early Oct. 5 and told them his roommate was dead. Officers who arrested Sha found him wearing clothes with blood on them, and a knife was found on the dorm room floor. Prosecutors have not disclosed a motive.