US envoy to India expresses regret at the shooting of the Sikh, says “we condemn hate and evil in all its forms”

By: | Published: March 5, 2017 2:38 PM

The US Envoy to India Marykay Carlson expressed regret on the shooting of another Indian in the US.

The shooting happened when a stranger approached the victim and fired his gun, according to the Seattle Times. (ANI)

The US Envoy to India Marykay Carlson expressed regret on the shooting of another Indian in the US. In a statement issued this morning she said, “as US President said we condemn hate and evil in all its forms”‘: Marykay Carlson said that she was saddened by shooting in Washington. In an earlier statement, the Indian Foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj within hours of the shooting of a 39-year-old Sikh man Deep Rai in the US, Tweeted to express her sorrow over the hate crime. The man was shot outside his home in the city of Kent in Washington state on Friday by a gunman who shouted ‘go back to your own country’.

The shooting happened when a stranger approached the victim and fired his gun, according to the Seattle Times.

Sushma Swaraj has said, “I am sorry to know about attack on Deep Rai a US national of Indian origin. I have spoken to Sardar Harpal Singh father of the victim.” Revealing what the conversation was about, MEA Swaraj said, “He told me that his son had a bullet injury on his arm. He is out of danger and is recovering in a private hospital.”

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It may be recalled a 39-year-old Sikh man in the US has been injured when an unidentified person shot him outside his home and allegedly shouted “go back to your own country.” The Sikh man was working on his vehicle outside his home in the city of Kent in the Washington state on Friday when he was approached by a stranger, who walked up to the driveway, the Seattle Times reported. Kent police said an argument broke out between the two men, with the victim saying the suspect made statements to the effect of “go back to your own country.” The unidentified man then shot him in the arm.

The victim described the shooter as a six-foot-tall white man, wearing a mask covering the lower half of his face. Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas said while the Sikh man sustained “nonlife-threatening injuries”, they are “treating this as a very serious incident.”

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