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Indian Engineer Shot Dead In US; Hate Crime Suspected

In an apparent hate crime, an Indian American engineer was shot dead at a bar in Olathe city in Kansas on Wednesday night.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Srinivas Kuchibhotla (32), an aviation engineer at technology firm Garmin, was shot dead by Adam Purinton, a 51-year-old Navy veteran.

Srinivas and his friend Alok Madasani were confronted with racial abuses in a bar on Wednesday evening by Purinton. They were abused and repeated asked to leave US. As per reports  Purinto said “Get out of my country” and opened fire.

Alok Madasani was also injured in the incident. The FBI is investigating the case which seems racial hatred.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla was a B. Tech in electrical and electronics engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. He also had a master’s degree from the University of Texas El Paso.

Purinton was arrested from a restaurant some 80 miles away from the scene of the crime.

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