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Hyderabad youth shot at in Chicago, family seeks Indian government’s help

The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. This is not the first incident where an Indian has been attacked in the US.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 10, 2017 8:23:47 pm
The victim is currently under observation. (Image Source: ANI)

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday. The student is presently under observation, news agency ANI reported. The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government.

The family said Mohammed Akbar who is pursuing his masters in computer sciences, was injured after a bullet hit his right cheek on December 6. He was walking towards his car in a parking area when the assailant shot him. The family has requested the Telangana government and the Ministry of External Affairs to make arrangements for an emergency visa to enable them to visit the US.

This is not the first time that such attacks have taken place against Indians this year. Earlier in February this year, Mamidala Vamsi Reddy, a 27-year-old student from Warangal district of Telangana, was shot dead near his apartment in California when he had gone for a walk after his dinner.

The victim’s family members with his picture. (Source: ANI)

During the same month, Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s fatal shooting by a Kansas man made headlines raising questions over the safety of Indians residing in the US.

Following Kuchibhotla’s death, his wife had written a Facebook post that had gone viral, questioning the safety of Indian citizens in US . She had questioned the American ‘dream’ every Indian aspires to achieve. “…to answer the question that is in every immigrant’s mind, DO WE BELONG HERE?”” she had written. “Is this the same country we dreamed of and is it still secure to raise our families and children here?” she had asked. ALSO READ | Telangana student shot dead in US  

(With agency inputs)

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