Kansas shooting: Slain Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s body reaches Hyderabad

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New Delhi | Published: February 27, 2017 11:07:10 PM

Days after the killing of an Indian in an alleged hate crime in the Kansas City suburbs, the body of the Indian techie, Srinivas Kuchibhotla is flown back to the country, today.

Brought in a cargo flight the body of the slain Indian reached the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad at around 10 pm. (Facebook)

Days after the killing of an Indian in an alleged hate crime in the Kansas City suburbs, the body of the Indian techie, Srinivas Kuchibhotla is flown back to the country, today. Brought in a cargo flight the body of the slain Indian reached the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad at around 10 pm.

After the completion of all the formalities, Kuchibholta’s parents K Madhusudhana Sastry and Parvata Vardhini and other family members received the body, which was then carried in an ambulance to his house at Bachupally on the city outskirts. Kuchibhotla’s wife Sunayana Dumala, her brother, sister-in-law and another relative reached the city by a passenger flight.

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Telangana Transport Minister Mahender Reddy and some leaders of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) were also present at the airport to receive the body. The Ministry of External Affairs has made arrangements to bring the mortal remains. Police had made elaborate security arrangements at the airport and media persons were barred from the cargo terminal. The last rites will be performed Tuesday at Jubliee Hills, family members said.

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.

(With inputs from agencies)

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