Student Deported After Cyberstalking Conviction

Former University of Washington student Keshav Mukund Bhide threatened the lives of women on campus.

A former student at the University of Washington has been deported to India after he was convicted of cyberstalking and making threats online to perpetrate a campus shooting.

Keshav Mukund Bhide, 24, flew out of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Dec. 24 under the watch of special agents from Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI. He is not allowed to return to the United States for 10 years, The Seattle Times reports.

Bhide was arrested in June after he threatened the lives of women at the university in the comments section on YouTube. He also defended the actions of Elliot Rodger, who killed six people at the University of California, Santa Barbara in May.

Bhide reached an agreement with federal prosecutors in which a federal indictment charging him with interstate threats would be dismissed after his departure from the country.

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