Purdue student charged with attempting to strangle another student

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Boda Wu

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (September 9, 2014)– A Purdue University student has been charged with attempting to strangle another student.

On August 31, court documents say that Boda Wu, 21, a student in the School of Science, attempted to strangle a female graduate student around 9 a.m on the Purdue Mall Drive.

Officers were dispatched to the Purdue Mall Drive regarding a fight. When police arrived, they found an off-duty officer who was working as a bus driver for a student trip holding Wu down. The bus driver had heard the woman screaming and intervened.

Wu has been charged with two counts of criminal confinement, two counts of battery, and one count of strangulation.

The victim said she did not know Wu and he never spoke to her during the alleged attack. She had been waiting for a bus before Wu approached her.

Police reported that the victim had bruises and abrasions to her throat and jaw. She also had scratches and bruises to her shoulder and some bleeding in her eyes.