Kansas Governor Sam Brownback writes to Narendra Modi over violence against Indians

Acts of hate and intolerance has no place in the State, the Governor says

March 09, 2017 02:15 am | Updated 11:53 am IST - Washington

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. File photo

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. File photo

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing “profound regret” at the terrible act of violence against Indian nationals last month, and said that acts of hate and intolerance had no place in his State.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani, another Indian of the same age, injured in a shooting by Navy veteran Adam Purinton, who yelled “terrorist” and “get out of my country” before opening fire on them in Kansas last month.

The Kansas incident and two hate crime incidents against Indians and Indian-Americans since then has sent shock waves among the large Indian community in the U.S. “As Governor of the State of Kansas, I would like to express my deep sadness and profound regret at the terrible act of violence committed against Srinu Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani. The people of Kansas share in my shock and horror. Words cannot express the sorrow that we feel for Srinu’s wife, Sunayana, and his family in Hyderabad,” Mr. Brownback wrote.

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