Washington: A 24-year-old Indian-American man has been charged in the killing of a 23-year-old Georgetown University law student who was his high school friend, according to media reports.
Rahul Gupta, 24, is being held on $2 million bond after a night of drinking and birthday celebrations ended in a bloody stabbing of Mark Edward Waugh on Sunday morning inside a high-rise apartment in Silver Spring, a Washington suburb in Maryland, the Washington Post reported.
Gupta was pursuing a master's degree in biomedical engineering at George Washington University. Waugh was in his first year of law school.
According to police, a woman called 911 on Sunday at 3.25 a.m. When police arrived at the apartment, they found Waugh and Gupta inside. Police say they found Waugh suffering from cuts and he was unresponsive. It was later determined he was dead.
Both Waugh and Gupta attended Langley High School in McLean, Virginia, where they took several advanced placement and honours classes together, the Post said.