Indian-origin Tech Exec dies after a fight in Washington D.C.

Vivek Taneja
Vivek Taneja

An Indian-origin man died after being assaulted in downtown Washington. 41-year-old Vivek Chander Taneja died after allegedly being hit on the head during an altercation outside a restaurant. He worked as an executive in Virginia.

Vivek Taneja, 41, got into a fight with another man early the morning of Feb. 2. While exchanging blows, the man knocked Taneja to the ground, police said. He hit his head on the concrete and lost consciousness.

Officers responded to reports of an assault, and arrived on the scene to find Taneja with critical injuries. They rushed him to a hospital, but he did not survive. Taneja’s death was ruled a 'homicide' by police.

He was rushed to the hospitals with serious injuries but succumbed to them Thursday night.

No arrests have been made yet. However, a CCTV camera did capture the suspect. The Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the person responsible for killing Taneja.

Taneja was the president and co-founder of Dynamo Technologies. According to a company spokesperson, he was a premier technology and solutions analytics provider for the federal government. He graduated of the University of Virginia, George Mason University and George Washington University.

Vivek was a premier technology and solutions analytics provider for the federal government, a company spokesperson said, according to NBC Washington. Taneja graduated of the University of Virginia, George Mason University and George Washington University.

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered by police to anyone who can provide information that leads to arrest of suspect(s) involved in each homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

 
Courtesy: WUSA9 News

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