The video of a cop making fun of Jaahnavi Kandula’s death has sparked outrage in the whole country. On January 23, an Indian student named Jaahnavi Kandula died after being hit by a police vehicle that was driven by Officer Kevin Dave.
Jaahnavi was 23 years old, and she was doing her master’s at Northeastern University. She was due to graduate with a degree in information systems in December. Jaahnavi has been a hardworking child since her childhood, and her mother sent her to the US with great difficulty.
Indian Consulate Demanded Thorough Investigation
All the Indians across the world are outraged by the insensitive comment that was made by Daniel Auderer. After Jaahnavi’s death, Auderer was sent to the spot to check if officer Kevin Dave was under the influence while driving. In the bodycam footage, Auderer can be heard laughing, and he said she was of limited value.
After all this, #JusticeForJaahnavi is trending all over social media. Now the Indian Consulate in San Francisco has reacted and demanded a thorough investigation into the matter. The intervention by the Indian Consulate came after the bodycam footage went viral across social media platforms.
Who are Jaahnavi Kandula’s Parents?
In between all this outrage, several people are also talking about Jaahnavi’s parents and their condition after seeing the bodycam footage. So now Jaahnavi’s family has reacted to this matter. Her grandfather, who is 69 years old, said Jaahnavi’s mother is deeply distressed, and this video has added to her trauma and depression.
Jaahnavi was the eldest child of the family, and her mother was a single parent and a teacher, so she raised her with great difficulty. Her father has been identified as Srinivas Kandula, and her mother’s name has not been revealed yet. Her grandfather said Jaanhavi’s mother, who is 47 years old, is not in a condition to react to this incident.
Jaahnavi Kandula Family Statement
As per a report by NDTV, Jaanhavi’s family has released a statement that goes like this, “It is truly disturbing and saddening to hear insensible comments on the bodycam video from an SPD officer regarding Jaahnavi’s death. Jaahnavi is a beloved daughter, beyond any dollar value for her mother and family. We firmly believe that every human life is invaluable and should not be belittled, especially during a tragic loss.”
Jaahnavi Kandula FAQs
A. Jaahnavi Kandula was a 23-year-old student from Northeastern University who died after being hit by a police vehicle.
A. Jaahnavi Kandula’s father’s name is Srinivas Kandula and her mother’s name is not yet known.
A. Jaahnavi Kandula’s mother is an elementary school teacher.
A. Jaahnavi Kandula’s mother is 47 years old.