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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First Published on: March 5, 2017 12:44 pm
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    Avatar
    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;-************************
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      Prateik
      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.
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        M.K.BadRAWkumar
        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.
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          Uday
          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.
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            Tamilanda
            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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              Prateik
              Mar 5, 2017 at 1:08 pm
              Sushma Swaraj, the news announcer:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"I somehow could find time away from managing the trillion dollar accounts of BJP in the banks of LIECHTENSTEIN and announce to my dear Indiots that the Indo-origin-Indic-indo-indian in USA is safe".
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                Pat
                Mar 5, 2017 at 10:26 pm
                Can sushma s., see from stan or Muslim angle against hindus sikhs,etc. Have you brought to the attention of usa,the Indian separatists children enjoying life in west,and misleading the kashmiri locals and stop these hired stone pelters turned terrorists.
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                  Pat
                  Mar 5, 2017 at 10:03 pm
                  Ms.sushma is this a plot pla by stanis, by hiring disoriented people and getting Indian nris and using it as hate crimes. The enemy country cannot digest success of indian techies and overall indian professionals. Can you see this as a plot too, just empty words is not constructive response. Ban these creepy bhatt films along with khans films. Indians don't watch their films nor buy products see labels, as their money goes against us.
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                    Sambit Patra
                    Mar 5, 2017 at 7:04 pm
                    Two Indian enginners were shot at because they were arguing with a drunkard. The Sikh man was killed because he was looking like a savage Afghan and even Afghans do not put that turban and grow hair in USA and the Gujarati businessman was killed for some personal reasons.
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                      Shafi
                      Mar 5, 2017 at 10:09 am
                      I am strong opponent of the BJP ideology and Modis hypocracy on all matters where they are claiming higher mora ground but can't help but praise you that you are one of the all time great minister working selflessly for the nation. Keep up your good work, without being discouraged, in new India in which action heroes not the real workers are better appreciated !!!
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                        Yugi
                        Mar 5, 2017 at 3:24 pm
                        It's all because of the audacious street shows the scoundrels arranged for Modi in USA. Think of such stupid happening for any other head of a state of the world. Dumb braminarian bstrds!
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                          bishad
                          Mar 5, 2017 at 8:00 am
                          Sushma ka MEA trump ke liye kya kar raha hai to stop this in future
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                            Zina
                            Mar 6, 2017 at 12:42 am
                            Can't get away from 70 virgins and psychosis
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                              Indian
                              Mar 5, 2017 at 10:23 am
                              Sushmaji - feeling pain is not enough. Have you summoned US Ambasdador to your office and kicked him between his thighs? Simply crying, beating your chest or doing bakwas will not help.
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                                Avinash
                                Mar 5, 2017 at 1:41 pm
                                Lip service mere dost.
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                                  Avinash
                                  Mar 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm
                                  Not sure about him...but you sounded close to that.
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                                    Debasish Sarkar
                                    Mar 5, 2017 at 10:38 am
                                    I consider that you are most person commenting here.
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                                      George Cruz
                                      Mar 5, 2017 at 11:58 pm
                                      The Sikh in the above picture looks like a Muslim. The truth is that the Sikhs with long unruly beard, Turban, and confused looks are mistaken for the 9/11 mastermind terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, and have been the targets of the low life and unemplo white supremacists who are drug addicts.
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                                        JayHind
                                        Mar 5, 2017 at 7:32 pm
                                        Look when you hate some one because of false propaa
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                                            kamath Ramesh
                                            Mar 5, 2017 at 10:40 am
                                            She was not knowing what to do and must be waiting for your comments. Now you don't worry she will do it.
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