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Shocked at US shooting, says Sushma, Indian consul rushes to Kansas

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Published Feb 24, 2017, 9:59 am IST
Updated Feb 24, 2017, 10:01 am IST
In a race attack, Purinton shot and killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer at GPS maker Garmin International and wounded his colleague.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)
 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday expressed shock at the murder of an Indian engineer, who was shot dead in US by a gunman in an alleged racial attack, and offered her condolences to the bereaved family, adding that India would provide all assistance and help to the victim's family.

"I am shocked at the shooting incident in Kansas in which Srinivas Kuchibhotla has been killed. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved family. We will provide all help and assistance to the bereaved family." Sushma tweeted.

 

She further said that the Indian Ambassador in US Navtej Sharma has informed her that Alok Madasani, who was injured in the incident, has been discharged from the hospital.

Meanwhile, RD Joshi, Consulate General of India, Houston and Vice Consulate H. Singh have rushed to Kansas to assist the shooting victim.

"I have spoken to Indian Ambassador in US Navtej Sarna. He informed me that two Indian Embassy officials have rushed to Kansas," she tweeted.

According to local US media, the gunman, Adam Purinton, 51 who is a Navy veteran, was arrested after he allegedly blasted off several rounds of fire on Thursday.

The police say Purinton shot and killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer at GPS maker Garmin International and wounded his colleague Alok Madasani.

At least one witness has claimed that Purtinton yelled 'get out of my country' and also heard him screaming racial slurs before opening fire.

According to reports, Kuchibhotla died at a local hospital and Madasani and another injured man were hospitalized.

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