Kansas shooting: Prosecutors call killing of Indian-origin engineer as ‘hate crime’

According to the indictment,  the accused shot engineers Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani because of their perceived race, color, religion and national origin

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 10, 2017 8:56 am
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A Kansas man who was charged for the fatal shooting of Indian national Srinivas Kuchibhotla at a bar in suburban Kansas City was on Friday indicted on federal hate crime and firearms charges, news agency AP reported.

According to AP, the Justice Department announced that 51-year-old Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kansas, was indicted by a federal grand jury. Purinton allegedly shot at Srinivas Kuchibhotla killing him and wounded his friend, Alok Madasani in the incident. Ian Grillot, the third man, was shot and wounded when he tried to intervene. Purinton is currently being held on first-degree murder charges.

According to the indictment,  Purinton shot Kuchibhotla and Madasani because of their perceived race, color, religion and national origin. In a press release, the Justice Department said that it will decide later whether Purinton will face the death penalty.

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  1. J
    Jun 10, 2017 at 8:24 am
    True. Humans hate brahmins!
  2. S
    Jun 10, 2017 at 7:27 am
    In India under RSS/BJP rule, hate-crimes are never called by their proper name. America with Trump in saddle and other weaknesses, has not still lost its moral compass, which in India we have lost thanks to Modi raj.
  3. L
    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:53 am
    Clearly you can get justice in America. No wonder Indians want an H1B visa. Not the case in India. Dadri Murderers are still scot free. Beef vigilantism still happening and no prison for BJP leader for abusing Mayawatiji. Modi raj is kalyug. Why did he ask Indians at Madison square garden to return is a big Hypocrisy. Arnab Cow Swami in THe Public should now shut up about Col. Gogoi. Is it justice to tie a citizen to a jeep for five hours ? Go to America everybody . Bhago