Kansas shooting: Swaraj hails Ian Grillot's heroism

Hyderabad engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed in a hate crime incident in Kansas, US.

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New Delhi, Feb 27: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday wished a speedy recovery to the Ian Grillot, who was injured while intervening in the shooting that killed an Indian engineer in the US, and said India salutes his heroism.

Sushma Swaraj

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani, of the same age, was injured in the shooting by 51-year-old US navy veteran Adam Purinton who screamed racial slurs and told them to 'get out of my country'.

[Srinivas Kuchibhotla's mortal remains brought to Hyderabad]

Grillot, 24, tried to intervene and received injuries in the firing in Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas He is recovering in a hospital after being shot in the hand and chest.

PTI

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