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US shooting: Sushma Swaraj says Sikh man out of danger, recovering in hospital

Deep Rai, a US national of Indian origin, was allegedly shot outside his home by an unidentified man while he was working on his car.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 6, 2017 11:58 am
Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister, MEA, report, Indian High Commission, india external affairs, india news, indian express news External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to her American counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Hours after a 39-year-old Sikh man was injured in a shooting incident in Kent city, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday spoke to the victim’s father and inquired about his health. “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. 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,” she said in a series of tweets.

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Deep Rai was allegedly shot outside his home by an unidentified man while he was working on his car. The man, who was wearing a mask, approached Rai and entered into an argument before shooting him in the arm. He allegedly told Rai to ‘get out of the country’. Kent City Police are investigating the incident and the Consul General of India in San Fransisco is also closely working with the authorities.

The shooting comes days after a businessman was found dead outside his home in South Carolina. The 49-year-old businessman, identified as Harnish Patel, reportedly died of bullet wounds. Expressing her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, Sushma said she was “pained to hear about the killing” and the Indian Consul General has met his family members.

“I am pained to hear about the killing of Harnish Patel a US national of Indian origin in Lancaster, South Carolina. Our Consul has reached Lancaster and met the family of Harnish Patel. The investigation of the case is in progress. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” she tweeted.

Last month, two Indian engineers were shot at by a 51-year-old Navy veteran at a bar in Kansas. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, one of the victims, lost his life in the incident. US President Donald Trump condemned the shooting in his first address before the Congress.

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  1. A
    Mar 5, 2017 at 7:06 pm
    speak proper hindi in cinema.lt;br/gt;Not to speak of invading like cancer hindi cinema with undecipherable noisy bhanga rubbish in songs as if in a country of 29 states only one state has a folk song!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;--""-"-"'"'"-"'"'"''"'"'"'"''""""""""""""""lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;That is a change. Because before 1917 the Punjabi and Sikhs were traitor to Indian cause .take their role of treachery against hindu marathas in 3rd battle of panipat against muslim durrani or the Sikh atrocities against Indians in 1st war of independence in Kanpur and Lucknow in 1857 and Sikhs request for a separate Sikh nation from British before 1st world war.lt;br/gt;Only when British did not honour this separate nation request for Sikhs did they become eny working against British.even after 1947 the Sikhs tried to use British to sabotage india as in Sikh terrorism of 1980s.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;-************************
    1. P
      Mar 5, 2017 at 9:45 pm
      It is now worldly knowledge that brahmins who are the world's oldest peifessionals have arranged to send all their women folks to Israel in addition to the 17000 crores stolen from Indian tax money. You guys are very intelligent. You guys buy con doms with others' money.
      1. M
        Mar 5, 2017 at 6:15 pm
        Sushma need to take help from Israelites. After all they are her blood and she is their blood.
        1. U
          Mar 5, 2017 at 9:45 am
          SWISSma Swaraj, mind your business and don't be poking your stinky nose. It is because of the brahmin bstrds that has been bad mouthing other religions while cowardly hinding behind Hindusim and risking the life of Hindus all over the world.
          1. T
            Mar 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm
            Can IE write an article on the 1000 murdered in mid sea in the Palk Strait. It appears Sushma and her cronies are cannot see South but can see the other side of the globe!
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