Indian-origin techie killed in Washington D.C

In the video released by the police department, the suspect appears to be a White male with ginger hair

Vivek Taneja was brutally attacked outside a restaurant in D.C. / X/@VivekTaneja

An Indian-origin executive is the recent casualty in the U.S. amid a spate of deaths of people hailing or originating from India.  

The deceased, identified as Vivek Taneja (41) was attacked on February 2, around 2 a.m. local time. According to police reports, he was found outside a restaurant in Washington, D.C., with life-threatening injuries resulting from a fight.

Taneja succumbed to his injuries on February 7. The incident happened in the 1100 block of 15th Street Northwest, a 10-minute walk from the White House. A suspect was caught on CCTV footage, but remained unidentified at the time of this writing. 

“Second District officers responded to the listed location for reports of an assault. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from life threatening injuries as a result of an assault. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment,” the Metropolitan Police in D.C. said in a statement.

In the video released by the police department, the suspect appears to be a White male with ginger hair. “Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a homicide that occurred in the 1100 block of 15th Street Northwest,” read an MPD release posted recently.

The MPD currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information leading up to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. 

Who was Vivek Taneja?

Vivek ‘Vick’ Taneja, 41, was the co-founder and president at Dynamo Technologies, LLC, headquartered in Vienna,Virginia. “Dynamo provides customized management, people, and technology consultant solutions to U.S. federal and commercial customers,” Taneja's LinkedIn bio said. He is survived by his wife and daughter.