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Hyderabad, Feb 28, 2017: Family members, relatives, friends and people from different walks of life bid a tearful adieu to Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in the US on February 22 in a suspected hate crime.

His last rites were performed at the cremation ground in Jubilee Hills here on Tuesday.

K. Madhusudhana Sastry performed the last rites of his son as some of the mourners including the techie’s friends were seen carrying placards with slogans like “down with racism”.

Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Bharatiya Janata Party General Secretary Muralidhar Rao, other leaders from the BJP, TRS and other parties, and actor couple Jeevitha and Rajasekhar paid their last respects.

The body was brought from Kuchibhotla’s house in Bachupally, on the city’s outskirts.
As his final journey began, the engineer’s parents were inconsolable while his wife Sunayana Dumala, who arrived with the mortal remains on Monday night, broke down as she had his last glimpse.

The body was brought by a cargo flight while Sunayana, her brother, sister-in-law and another relative reached by a passenger flight.

Mourners poured in at his residence through the night and Tuesday morning to pay their last respects.

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 and Grill in Olathe, Kansas state, on February 22.

Purinton got into an argument with the two 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. (IANS)

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Kansas Man Charged with Hate Crime for Shooting 2 Indian Men in US

A U.S. grand jury indicted Adam Purinton, 52, on charges of killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounding Alok Madasani, both 32, because of their race, color, religion and national origin

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A grand jury charged Adam Purinton with federal hate crime and firearms counts in a shooting in a suburban Kansas City bar. VOA
  • Adam Purinton, 52 is guilty of charges of killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounding Alok Madasani because of their race, color, religion and national origin
  • The shootings also injured an American, Ian Grillot, 24, who tried to intervene.
  • If convicted, Purinton could face capital punishment or life in prison

US, June 10, 2017: A Kansas man, accused of shouting “get out of my country” as he shot dead one Indian man and injured another at a bar, faces federal hate crime and firearms charges, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

A U.S. grand jury indicted Adam Purinton, 52, on charges of killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounding Alok Madasani, both 32, because of their race, color, religion and national origin.

Purinton was also charged with a federal firearms violation in February 22 incident at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, a Kansas City suburb. The shootings also injured an American, Ian Grillot, 24, who tried to intervene.

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“The indictment alleges that Purinton committed the offenses after substantial planning and premeditation, attempted to kill more than one person in a single criminal episode, and knowingly created a grave risk of death to others on the scene,” the Justice Department said in a news release.

An attorney for Purinton could not immediately be reached for comment. He also faces state murder and attempted murder charges.

Local media reported at the time that Purinton thought he had killed two Iranian men.

Purinton’s indictment comes amid growing concern about a wave of hateful actions across the United States aimed at blacks, Jews, Muslims and other groups targeted by inflammatory rhetoric that gained prominence during the 2016 presidential election.

If convicted, Purinton could face capital punishment or life in prison. Justice officials said they had not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty. (VOA)