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Indian student doing PHD from London School of Economics crushed by truck

Indian student crushed by truck in London

London 33 year old Indian student in Cheistha Kochhar While returning home on a bicycle last week, he was crushed by a truck, due to which he died. The student has previously worked with public policy think tank NITI Aayog. She was doing her PhD at the London School of Economics.

Former CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant shared the news of his demise in an online post. He shared on X that Cheista Kochhar has worked with me in the program #LIFE. She became the victim of a terrible accident while cycling in London. She was brilliant, brave and brilliant.

Kochhar was hit by a garbage truck on March 19. At the time of the accident, her husband Prashant was ahead of her and he ran to save her. He died on the spot.

His father General SP Kochhar (retd) is in London to receive his mortal remains. He has shared a post related to his memories on LinkedIn.

“I am still trying to collect the mortal remains of my daughter Cheista Kochhar in London. She was crushed by a truck while she was cycling from LSE (where she was doing her PhD) on March 19. This incident has given us a tough time. And the family has been completely shaken.

Cheista Kochhar, who earlier lived in Gurugram, had gone to London in September last year to pursue her PhD from the London School of Economics. Before this, he had also studied from Delhi University, Ashoka University and University of Pennsylvania and Chicago.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she was a Senior Advisor in India’s National Behavioral Insights Unit at NITI Aayog during 2021-23.

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