Telangana minister anguished over spate of attacks in US

Hyderabad, (IANS) Telangana Minister for NRI Affairs K.T. Rama has expressed shock and anguish over the spate of attacks the US, the latest being the killing of Hyderabad engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla.

“Shocked & anguished by the spate of attacks in US. Vamshi last month, Srinivas & Alok now,” he tweeted on Saturday.

Rama Rao, who is son of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, said the state government will work with the Ministry of External Affairs to offer support to the distressed.

Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani was injured when Adam W. Purinton, a white man who earlier served in the US Navy, shot them at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas state, on Wednesday night.

Purinton reportedly got into an argument with the victims and hurled racial slurs. He yelled “get out of my country”, “terrorist” before shooting them.

Kuchibhotla of Hyderabad and his colleague Madasani from Warangal district in Telangana were working as aviation programme managers at Garmin, an MNC.

Kuchibhotla is the second man from Telangana to die in a shootout in the US this month.

Software engineer Vamshi Reddy Mamidala was shot dead in Milpitas, California, on February 10, by an offender in the garage of his apartment building.

The 27-year-old, who hailed from Warangal district, died when the assailant opened fire while fleeing after robbing a woman.

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