Washington: Indian-origin student Sunil Tripathi is not a suspect in the
Boston marathon bombing, contrary to some rumours floating on the
Tripathi, a 22-year-old Brown University student who went missing
mysteriously March 16, was reported by some as the Boston bombing
suspect number two Thursday night.
Tripathi was first suggested as a suspect for Monday's Boston
Marathon bombings on Reddit, then later by the Twitter account of
Kami Mattioli, who knew the college student when he was in high
school, the Inquisitr, a news website reported.
But the reports of Tripathi's involvement in the bombings, which
killed three people and wounded more than 160 others, turned out
to be false with news media reporting Friday that the suspects
were reportedly brothers from a region near Chechnya, who have
been inside the US for about one year.
Global Grind, another website focusing on celebrities, said Sunil
Tripathi is not a suspect.
Although he was mentioned by the Boston police on their scanner as
the person they were looking for, the site said it had learned
that in fact Tripathi is not wanted by the police in connection
with the marathon bombings.
But Tripathi still remains missing.
The search has been difficult and even involved the FBI. But
despite pooling resources, the Inquisitr cited Providence Police
Detective Mark Sacco as saying that they have no leads.
The former Brown student had been working through personal
problems and was temporarily kicked out of Brown.
He left his apartment in the city without his cellphone, credit
card, ID, and other personal effects. The effort to find Sunil
Tripathi has involved social media, including his Twitter account,
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