The family of Sunil Tripathi, the Brown University student whose body was found floating on a river after he was missing for more than a month, says his struggles has brought everyone closer together, reports the Indian Express.
Sunil showed signs of depression, according to his brother.
“He never was clinically diagnosed, but his close family and friends, we definitely knew that he was having some problems with his mood, and it kind of bound us together,” Ravi, Sunil’s brother said.
The family has not only endured the pain and grief of losing someone they loved, but they also had to watch as social media lit up wrongly identifying Sunil as the Boston Marathon bomber.
“This was coming at a time, after 34 days of pain in our family, and worry, and we knew unconvincingly that this was not Sunil, especially when we saw all the video footage and surveillance that was being released,” said his sister Sangeeta.
The University is planning a memorial to honor Sunil.
“We appreciate the coverage and support, but at this time, we ask for privacy for our family and for our love for Sunny.