US shooter Tashfeen Malik never visited India, say officials

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New Delhi, Dec 10: No records were found to support Saudi interior ministry spokesperson's claim that the Pakistani woman suspect in the California mass shooting visited India in 2013.

Tashfeen Malik, 27, had visited Saudi Arabia twice, the New York Times quoted a Saudi Interior Ministry official as saying. After one of the visits to the kingdom, she had left for India, the report said.

US shooter did not visit India

Officials after doing through investigation on immigration or visa records arrived on a conclusion that she never visited India, reported the Times of India.

The report quoted Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki as saying that Malik had arrived in Saudi Arabia in June, 2008 from Pakistan to visit her father and stayed for about nine weeks before returning to Pakistan.

"Then, in 2013, she arrived on June 8, from Pakistan, and departed for India on October 6 of the same year," Turki was quoted as saying in the NYT report. But there is no further detail about whether Malik had reached India or for how long and where in India she stayed.

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The details of her life before arriving in the US emerged as investigators probed the background and motivation of Malik and her Pakistani-American husband Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, for carrying out last week's mass shooting that killed 14 people before both were shot dead by police.

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