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Telangana student shot dead in US

Sunday - July 8, 2018 1:46 am , Category : DIASPORA
 Telangana student shot dead in US
Telangana student shot dead in US
Hyderabad July 8 (IANS) A 26-year-old student from Telangana has been shot dead by an unidentified person at a restaurant in Kansas City in the US state of Missouri.
Sharath Koppula who was studying in University of Missouri Kansas City was critically injured when the man fired at him. He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed.
His friends informed his family over phone on Saturday that the incident occurred on Friday evening (US time).
The identity of the killer motive behind the killing and other details were not known.
Sharath hailed from Warangal town. After engineering he was employed at a software firm in Hyderabad. He moved to the US to do MS this year.
Sharath s father Ram Mohan who is employed in BSNL has appealed to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Telangana s NRI Minister K.T. Rama Rao to help in bringing the body home.
The incident comes a year after another Indian techie from Hyderabad Srinivas Kuchibhotla 32 was killed at a bar in Kansas City in what looks like a racially motivated hate crime.
A US Navy veteran Adam W. Purinton shot Srinivas Kuchibhotla dead on February 22 2017 after shouting "get out of my country . In May he was sentenced to life.

--IANS ms/pgh/