An ex-research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, has been detained and accused of setting the Wisconsin Family Action offices ablaze on Mother’s Day in 2022.
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Within a week of a Supreme Court preliminary decision that would subsequently overrule Roe v. Wade being leaked, the attack took place.
As a result of DNA evidence from a partially consumed burrito, Roychowdhury was identified as a suspect and detained in Boston as he tried to get out of the country.
Following their observation of Roychowdhury throwing food away in a regular, public garbage can, neighborhood police officers gathered the leftovers and related things. They also took DNA from the meal.
He was accused by the Justice Department of trying to intimidate a private institution by using arson or an incendiary device in order to inflict harm.
Mr PhD threw his life away over what, fanatical obsession of murdering babies. Sad.https://t.co/4d0oxJ0eZX
— Scott4Trump (@Scott_4Trump) March 30, 2023
The explosive device used in the incident, as stated by the Justice Department, was discovered by police officers from inside the structure.
Also, a statement saying if abortions are not safe, then you are also not safe was written on the structure’s exterior. The DNA the authorities took from the site eventually turned out to match Roychowdhury’s.
State Representative Barbara Dittrich argued that taxpayers shouldn’t be footing Roychowdhury’s salary and demanded that he be arrested for domestic terrorism.
Roychowdhury got a Ph.D. in biochemistry in May 2022 and the University of Wisconsin-Madison acknowledged he is no longer linked to the school. Roychowdhury may spend up to 20 years in jail if found guilty.
UPDATE: Our @UWMadison campus notified us after this post that Mr. Roychowdhurdy ended his affiliation with the UW System the year that this incident occurred. I am glad to hear that the taxpayers will not be on the hook paying this individual's salary until a verdict is reached. https://t.co/ReEJXPf9V4
— Rep. Barbara Dittrich (@RepDittrich) March 28, 2023
Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen applauded the passion and competence of police officers in a message for their efforts to prosecute Roychowdhury.
The FBI’s Counterterrorism Division Assistant Director Robert R. Wells added that terrorism is not an appropriate format for any individual to vent their opinions or concerns.