16/03/2015 8:56 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Indian Student Shot Dead In San Francisco

UC San Francisco

ALBANY, CALIFORNIA: Investigators say a 37-year-old dental student from India was shot to death at her San Francisco Bay Area apartment hours after attending services at a Sikh temple.

The body of Randhir Kaur was discovered on March 8 by her cousin after UC San Francisco (UCSF) officials became concerned about her well-being.

Investigators seeking tips from the public said Sunday that they believed Kaur was accosted and shot sometime after arriving home. She had spent the afternoon at a Sikh temple and had planned to spend that evening studying.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports there were no signs of forced entry. Her personal belongings were found inside a trash can about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from her apartment.

Terming Randhir's death as a great loss to the "Dentistry community" of UCSF, her classmates have scheduled a candle light vigil for Randhir in a post updated in the University website.

The post is as follows, "A candlelight vigil has been planned to remember and celebrate Randhir’s life. Open to all UCSF students, faculty and staff, the vigil will take place Monday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Saunders Court. A formal memorial is also being arranged to take place following the upcoming break."