USD student found dead at home as result of suicide

USD student found dead at home as result of suicide by M. Jill Karolevitz The Vermillion Police Department received information at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 regarding the death of a University of South Dakota student at Winslow Apartments on Ratingen Street.

Sukraat Minhas, 22, Vermillion, was found by a roommate and the apartment manager. His death was caused by asphyxiation by hanging, said Vermillion Police Chief Bruce Plate.

Minhas, a native of Chanrigarh, India, had attended Huron University prior to enrolling at USD last August. He was a computer science major.

�There was no note,� Plate said. �As with any death by suicide, it�s very tragic. He apparently had close friends and a girlfriend, whose family was very supportive of him.�

Funeral services were held March 8 at the Hudson Funeral Home, Durham, NC. A private visitation was held March 1 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

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