On January 18th, law enforcement officers were conducting a welfare check at a residence in Dublin, Ohio when they discovered the bodies of a family of three. The deceased family members include 19-year-old college student Anish Rajan Rajaram, as well as his parents, 54-year-old Rajan Rajaram and 51-year-old Santhalatha Rajaram.
All three had suffered fatal gunshot wounds, and authorities are currently investigating the possibility that this was a murder-suicide.
The police have indicated that the family had been dead for a few days before their bodies were discovered. There was no evidence of someone breaking into the house, yet the police did not state which family member could be potentially responsible. It is unknown why this occurred.
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio released a statement about Anish, who was a sophomore at the Farmer School of Business. He was well-liked by the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Pi Sigma Epsilon. The statement from Miami University read, “We are devastated by this loss of life. Our hearts go out to Anish’s family, friends, and all who knew him.”
Those close to Anish expressed admiration for him. He recently came back home after a trip to Dubai with a group of friends, where he overcome his fear of skydiving. He’s remembered as someone who lived his life to the fullest.
Ally Zimmerman, Anish’s former high school teacher, expressed her shock and that of her colleagues at the news of his death in an interview with The Columbus Dispatch.
Zimmerman shared, “He excelled and stood out as a leader and went on to do cool things at the school and beyond.”