Indian Ambassador to the United States, Navtej Sarna, has conveyed ‘deep concerns’ to the US government about the recent killing of an Indian citizen and a person of Indian origin in the country and has stressed on the need to prevent such incidents and protect the Indian community.
The State Department, on behalf of the US Government, expressed condolence and assured they are working with all agencies concerned to ensure ‘speedy justice’. Earlier, the US embassy in Delhi also condemned the shooting.
“The United States is a nation of immigrants and welcomes people from across the world to visit, work, study and live. US authorities will investigate thoroughly and prosecute the case, though we recognise that justice is small consolation to families in grief,” the US charge d'affaires said.
There have been a slew of bias-related incidents in the US, raising concerns over the safety of the members of the Indian-American community. On Thursday, 43-year-old Harnish Patel, a store owner in the US, was shot dead outside his home, just days after Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed in Kansas city in an apparent hate crime shooting.
The Consulate General of India in Atlanta has deputed a consular official to meet the family and offer condolences and any required assistance.
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With Inputs From ANI.
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