Jaahnavi Kandula was a 22-year-old student from Telangana, India, who was killed by a police cruiser in Seattle on February 1, 2023. She was walking home from work when she was struck and killed by the cruiser, which was responding to a call about a disturbance.
Kandula was a graduate student at the University of Washington, where she was studying computer science. She was also a member of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA).
The Seattle Police Department has said that the officer who was driving the cruiser was responding to a call about a disturbance in the area. The officer said that he did not see Kandula before he struck her.
The police department has launched an investigation into the incident. Kandula’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department.
Kandula’s death has sparked protests in Seattle and calls for justice. Her family and friends have said that she was a bright and promising young woman who had her whole life ahead of her.
The Seattle Police Department has said that it is committed to conducting a thorough investigation into the incident. The department has also said that it is working to improve safety for pedestrians in the city.
Kandula’s death is a tragedy, and her family and friends are grieving her loss. The Seattle Police Department is committed to finding out what happened and holding those responsible accountable.