After a week’s studied silence, US administration under President Donald Trump opened its mouth on February 28 and called the murder of an Indian techie in Kansas, as “early reports out of Kansas are…disturbing.”
Press secretary of the White House Sean Spicer, while flaying attacks on Jewish community centres in the US, made a reference to what many call a hate crime.
“I don’t want to get ahead of the law enforcement, but I was asked the other day about the Kansas shooting story. And while the story is evolving, early reports out of Kansas are disturbing,” said Spicer.
The Indian Embassy in the US issued a demarche on the event to the US State Department and called for a speedy probe into it.
Separately, Democrat Hillary Clinton had tweeted yesterday to say that Trump should speak on the incident.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed and Alok Madasani was injured when Adam Purinton, a former US Navy veteran, shot them in a bar in Olathe, Kansas, on February 22 shouting āget out of my countryā.
The mortal remains of Kuchibhotla were flown to Hyderabad on February 26 night and he will be cremated on February 28.