Kansas attack: Governor Brownback expresses regret over alleged racial attack

| Updated: Mar 09, 2017 04:40 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 8 (ANI): Expressing regret at the alleged racial attack in Kansas, United States, Governor Sam Brownback on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier on March 4, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, on a visit to the United States, expressed confidence about President Donald Trump administration's endeavour to bring the perpetrator of the Kansas shooting to justice. "It is a very tragic event which took place in Kansas, which obviously featured in many of our discussions. What we heard from very high levels, cabinet levels, was that one, we should regard this as an act of an individual, two, the American justice system was at work to bring the perpetrator of this act to justice. It is being prosecuted as a hate crime," Jaishankar said during a media conference at the Indian Embassy in Washington. Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot to death in Kansas in an alleged racial attack, after the gunman was heard shouting "get out of my country". According to local media, the gunman, Adam Purinton, 51 who is a Navy veteran was arrested after fleeing the spot of incident, after he allegedly blasted off several rounds on Thursday. The Police say Purinton shot and killed Kuchibhotla, an engineer at GPS maker Garmin International and wounded his colleague Alok Madasani. He was reportedly taken into custody by the police at Applebee's in Clinton, Missouri, about 82 miles southeast of Olathe. Purinton was working as a desktop support specialist for an information technology company in the Kansas City area. (ANI)