Indian killed in Kansas: Indian Consulate assures assistance to deceased's family

| Updated: Feb 25, 2017 12:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): The Embassy of India in the United States has assured that it is closely monitoring the tragic incident, wherein an Indian engineer was shot dead and another was injured in Kansas. The Indian Consulate in Houston, in a statement, on Saturday also said that it was in close contact with the family of the deceased - Srinivas Kuchibhotla. "In their hour of grief, we are providing all help and assistance to the bereaved family. Arrangements are being made to transport his mortal remains to India," it added. The government officials have also met with the injured victim - Alok Madasani. The statement added, "The Government of India has also taken up the matter with the U.S. authorities to express our deep concern and have asked for speedy investigation. The U.S. Government, while condemning the attack, have assured us that they are conducting a thorough investigation into the matter." The United States Embassy had also strongly condemned the shooting in Kansas and assured that justice will be delivered and the federal authorities are investigating the case. "We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Kuchibhotla. We share their grief, and wish a full and speedy recovery to those who were injured. We have reached out to Indian consular officials to offer full support as they assist the victims," the Embassy said in a statement. Expressing full faith in the U.S. legal authorities for bringing the case to justice, the Embassy further informed that the shooter is expected to be prosecuted for the crime. According to the local U.S. 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. (ANI)
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