On April 23, Sunil Triparthi was discovered in the waters off India Point Park in Providence, Rhode Island.
Sunil’s death had nothing to do with the tragic bombings in Boston, however arm chair generals from Reddit caused a story to be run in a variety of blogs that blamed him for them. And his family was subject to harassment and abuse.
Freedom of Speech is Important.
So is Responsibility of Speech.
So it is with a sad heart that I offer my condolences to the Triparthi family.
We share your grief, we cannot begin to understand what your family went through especially with the harassment. And for that we are sorry.
Your compassion, humanity and willingness to forgive makes this even more bitter that your family didn’t get the one thing that it deserved the most. That in spite of everything you didn’t lose hope and endured the worst of humanity.
The family have requested that all donations be placed at a fund which will be used to sponsor charity reflecting Sunil’s Spirit.
You can donate to the
The Sunil Tripathi Memorial Fund, c/o Brown University
110 Elm Street, Box 1893, Providence RI 02912