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NRI Akhil Chopra shot dead in Houston


Houston, Aug 16, 2005
Ranjit Singh

NRI (non-resident Indian) Akhil Chopra, 26, was shot to death, 1 p.m. at Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza Park, 13500 Ashford Point Drive. A passerby spotted the body of Akhil Chopra at picnic bench.

Robbery is considered the most likely motive because the victim's wallet and a weapon were not found at the scene.He could be meditating in a park near his office when the incident happened.

Chopra's friends said they will contact Houston Crime Stoppers today and offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to the assailant's arrest.

Akhil Chopra, a computer professional and an active volunteer for the Hindu Students Council. In 2001, he came to the US from India to study for a master's degree. He had been very active in Indian community. Every Sunday he was the voice of the news in Hindi for Sanatan Radio Programme.

He was a yoga teacher and smiling all the time. He was single and lived with a friend. All his is nearest family membersare in India,


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