New York: According to the information given by the officials, an Indian-origin man Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer from Hyderabad was killed today by a former Navy serviceman who shot at the indian origin man telling him “Get out of my country”.
As per the information by the sources, the accused who shot the Indian-origin man mistook them for “Middle Easterners”.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla died on the spot after he was hit by the bullet while Alok Madasani got injured.
The Hindu American Foundation’s (HAF) called the attacks a hate crime however on the other hand officials said that it’s too early to comment anything and they were investigating the angle.
24 year old, Ian Grillot came to rescue the man and then Purinton was arrested in Clinton city of neighboring Missouri State after a bartender reported to police about the incident.
Olathe Police chief Steven Menke stated: “It was a tragic and senseless act of violence.”