External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today wished a speedy recovery to the American, who was injured while intervening in the shooting that killed an Indian engineer in the US, and said India salutes his heroism.
“India salutes the heroism of Ian Grillot! Best wishes for a speedy recovery,” Swaraj tweeted.
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Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani, of the same age, was injured in the shooting by 51-year-old US navy veteran Adam Purinton who screamed racial slurs and told them to “get out of my country”.
Grillot, 24, tried to intervene and received injuries in the firing in Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas
He is recovering in a hospital after being shot in the hand and chest.