Ashamed of shootings, Indians are valuable: Kansas governor condemns Indian techie's murder

The Governor of Kansas city Sam Brownback said, Indians are a valuable community of Kansas and they are welcome in the state.

An alarming situation has been raised in The United States with the third incident of hate-crime against Indians within two weeks. Days after Kansas shootout, where an Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed, three Indian-origin men have been attacked in US at many places. Showing serious concern over attacks on Indians, the Governor on Kansas city Sam Brownback said, ‘Indians are valuable.’

“Indians are a valuable community of Kansas and they are welcome in the state,” Governor Brownback added.

Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affair, India is also saddened and spoke against the hate-crime against Indian in US. She took to microblogging site and posted a series of tweets against the incidents. Sushma Swaraj said, “I am sorry to know about the attack on Deep Rai a US national of Indian origin. I have spoken to Sardar Harpal Singh father of the victim.”

“He told me that his son had a bullet injury on his arm. He is out of danger and is recovering in a private hospital,” she further added.

Recently, a Sikh man suffered grave injuries after he was shot by an unidentified man. The man was allegedly attacked by a stranger when he was working outside his residence in the Kent city of the Washington state. The attacker approached the 39-year-old Sikh man and got into a tussle with him. Following which, the stranger shot the victim in the arm while making racially charged statements including, “Go back to your own country.”

Condemning the bias killing before the Indian diplomats and community members, Brownback said, “he was ashamed of the killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla and the wounding of Alok Madasani last month and it was not characteristic of the state that valued Indians.”

“The hateful actions of one man doesn’t define us,” Brownback said.