hey, give me a cigarette, push…



I had  forgotten about Ankush Gupta, the young man who (in 2008) somehow ended up in the Inner Harbor and drowned. Almost immediately the police were suspicious, but had few leads.

Today (8/31) I have been notified by Detective Randy Wynn that an arrest will be made shortly. The culprit: an 18-year-old local skateboarder looking to grub a cigarette.

According to a relative, Gupta did not even smoke.

Thanks to Justin Fenton at the Baltimore Sun.

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A Boyds, Maryland man fell into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and apparently drowned. According to an autopsy, he was not drunk. This occurred in the early morning hours of August 27th.

His name is Ankush Gupta, 22 years old.

WJZ.com)

Ankush Gupta (photo: WJZ.com)

Ankush was entering his junior year at the University of Maryland College Park after spending two years at Montgomery College. He was on a full electrical engineering scholarship and was hoping to someday work at NASA.

As reported on 8/29/08, Baltimore Police is investigating the death as suspicious.

Older source.

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9 responses to “hey, give me a cigarette, push…

  1. how come no one was able to find out what really happened that night? why the police has stopped working on it?

  2. Det Randy Wynn BPD Homicide

    We have never stopped working on this case. And arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect that pushed Ankush into the water.

  3. Thanks Mr. Randy,

    I am so happy that you caught my brother’s killer. Can we please see him? I can not find any video of him. I really want to see who killed him. please please.

    Thanks,
    Rajni

  4. well the person you are calling a killer is not so he is a good boy and has never hurt anything in his life i trust what he says . i do hope they find the true killer for your family’s sake your brother deserves to be at peace and the killer to be brought to justice . from our family to yours we pray for the best .

  5. Many are good in there families eyes, however they are not with that family member 24/7. So they don’t really know and sometimes don’t want to know.
    “Good” people do stupid things ever day. Its what they do after that defines them.
    In this case, “I think I will push this guy in the water” Problem, he could not swim and was fully clothed. Now the soaked clothing becomes a weight pulling him down. What happens next defines the “Good Boy”. {A} Call for help when you see that the person cannot swim. {B} Run away and let a very good young man die.
    Don’t fool yourself, the Police have the right person. Confession and two eye witness’s. And a prior confession to a family member. WAKE UP ANONYMOUS ! Your relative has created a life time of grief for the Gupta family. President Eisenhower following WWII stated the following,
    ” There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were. ” and until you have been that parent, you will never understand ! It is a very dark fraternity that no one wants membership in, unfortunately its for life and the dues are paid EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR LIFE !

  6. Hi unknown , Wayne is your relative, therefore you are supporting him. But think in general he pushed a nice kid into the harbor. He did not know how to swim. You think it was Ankush’s fault because he did not know how to swim? Was it Ankush’s fault, he did not have a cigarette to give to Wayne because he was not smoking. There are 60% people in the world who do not know how to swim. If you were in the Ankush’s place and Wayne had pushed you and you did not know how to swim. What would you do to save your life? He has three sisters and sick parents. He was the only one to take care of them. Do you realize how his family members are surviving without him? His family still cannot sleep at nights. His mom still thinks Ankush will come back; therefore she goes to streets to find him sometime. And research on it what a son and brother’s rule is in the Indian culture.
    God knows what he is doing. Wayne will get what he did and he has confessed it because he was living in guilt too.

  7. Hi unknown angel, Wayne is your relative, therefore you are supporting him. But think in general he pushed a nice kid into the harbor. He did not know how to swim. You think it was Ankush’s fault because he did not know how to swim? Was it Ankush’s fault, he did not have a cigarette to give to Wayne because he was not smoking. There are 60% people in the world who do not know how to swim. If you were in the Ankush’s place and Wayne had pushed you and you did not know how to swim. What would you do to save your life? He has three sisters and sick parents. He was the only one to take care of them. Do you realize how his family members are surviving without him? His family still cannot sleep at nights. His mom still thinks Ankush will come back; therefore she goes to streets to find him sometime. And research on it what a son and brother’s rule is in the Indian culture.
    God knows what he is doing. Wayne will get what he did and he has confessed it because he was living in guilt too.

  8. I do not beleive the court let go Wayne Black? It is not fair. Wayne Black you wont live happy ever.

  9. Lord God, source and destiny of our lives,
    in Your loving providence You gave us (Name)
    to grow in wisdom, age, and grace.
    Now You have called him to Yourself.
    We grieve over the loss of one so young
    and struggle to understand Your purpose.
    Draw him to Yourself
    and give him full stature in Christ.
    May he stand with all the angels and saints,
    who know Your love and praise Your saving will.

    Amen.

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