A Purdue University student was killed in an on-campus residence hall and his roommate has been arrested and charged with murder

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Ji Min Sha, a 22-year-old cybersecurity major was arrested on a preliminary murder charge in the killing of 20-year-old Varun Manish Chheda, a 20-year-old data science major

Varun Manish Chheda, 20, died due to “multiple sharp force traumatic injuries,” according to preliminary autopsy findings from Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello

Purdue Police Chief Lesley Wiete said Sha, who goes by the nickname "Jimmy," called police at around 12:45 a.m. alerting them to the death of his roommate in their dorm room

Chheda’s roommate, Ji Min Sha, 22, called 911 early Wednesday morning to report his roommate was dead, Purdue University Police Chief Lesley Wiete said in a news conference

Police responded to their room in McCutcheon Hall within minutes and took Sha into custody, according to Wiete

Sha has been charged with murder, Wiete said. He is being held without bond at Tippecanoe County Jail, records show

This is the first homicide on Purdue’s campus since 2014, said Tim Doty, director of media and public relations at the university

Purdue University president Mitch Daniels addressed the death in a message to the community Wednesday, offering counseling and psychological services