Slain Indian engineer’s body reaches Hyderabad home

RSTV Bureau

The mortal remains of the Indian engineer, who was shot dead in the United States in an apparent hate crime incident, reached his home in Hyderabad on Monday night.

The body of Srinivas Kuchibhotla (32), who was killed in the shooting on Wednesday night, was taken to his residence in Bachupally area on the outskirts of Hyderabad after it arrived in a flight at the international airport

Undated photo of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, with his wife Sunayana Dumala in Las Vegas.  Photo provided by Kranti Shalia. Photo - AP/PTI

Undated photo of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, with his wife Sunayana Dumala in Las Vegas.
Photo provided by Kranti Shalia.
Photo – AP/PTI

A weeping mother of Srinivas, Vardhini told reporters that no parents should suffer like them and called upon all Indians to be united and ensure that such an incident does not recur.

“There are not many highly educated persons in our family. We thought he would earn a name for himself and the family, besides being well-off. We have never thought that he would be on newspapers and TV channels like this. No parents should suffer like this,” she said.

Noting that the US is a land of immigrants, she wondered how can professionals be stopped from working in the country. Srinivas had been working at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe in Kansas City. Another Indian and his colleague Alok Madasani was injured in the incident.

The incident took place at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe in Kansas City in the US state of Missouri.

Ian Grillot, an American, was injured when he tried to tackle the accused, Adam Purinton (51), who was arrested on Thursday morning, five hours after the incident.

Purinton had reportedly yelled “get out of my country” before opening fire on Kuchibhotla and Madasani.

Meanwhile, the White House spokespersons said that the early reports coming from Kansas, where an Indian engineer was shot dead and another injured in an apparent hate crime, were “disturbing”.

The White House also condemned the alleged hate crimes against the Jewish community in the US.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at his daily news conference that “early reports coming from Kansas are equally disturbing”.