India has expressed shock after the fatal shooting of an Indian national in the US, amid reports that the attack may have been racially motivated.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla died shortly after Wednesday’s attack at a bar in Olathe, Kansas. His friend Alok Madasani, also from India, and an American were hurt.
Adam Purinton has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder.
The killing dominated news bulletins in India and social media, where some blamed Donald Trump’s presidency.
Mr Kuchibhotla’s wife, Sunayana Dumala, described her husband as a “loveable soul”.
Speaking at a news conference, she described the US as “the country that he loved so much” and called the shooting a “hate crime”.
The FBI is now investigating possible motives for the crime at Austins Bar and Grill, with race among them. Witnesses said that just before opening fire the gunman shouted: “Get out of my country.”
A barman also told local media that the attacker used racial …
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