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NRI Aaditya Adlakha doctoral student shot to
death on Western Hills US

Los Angeles, Nov 23, 2023 A.Gary Singh

The 26-year-old man who was found shot on the Western Hills Viaduct has been identified as a University of Cincinnati graduate student. Aaditya Adlakha was shot on Nov. 9 and died on Saturday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

On Nov. 9, Cincinnati Police Lt. Jonathan Cunningham said officers found a man shot inside a vehicle that crashed into a wall on the upper deck of the Western Hills Viaduct.

Drivers passing by called 911 to report a vehicle had bullet holes in it with a person inside who had been shot,

Adlakha was transported to UC Medical Center where he was in critical condition for several days. He was later pronounced dead. No arrests have been made since the shooting was reported.

Adlakha was a fourth-year doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s Molecular and Development Biology Graduate Program, according to a statement from UC College of Medicine.

“He was much-loved, exceedingly kind and humorous, intelligent and sharp, whose research was described as novel and transformative,” the statement said of Adlakha.

About Aaditya

  • Aaditya Adlakha was from India, where he received his bachelor’s degree in zoology in 2018 from Ramjas College of the University of Delhi in New Delhi.
  • Two years later, Aaditya got his master’s degree in physiology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • He started at UC in the fall of 2020 to study molecular and developmental biology.
  • UC College of Medicine said Aaditya anticipated finishing his doctorate in 2025.