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Another Indian attacked in US, Sushma Swaraj reacts on twitter

The minister said that Indian authorities were continuously ‘coordinating with the investigative agencies and the Indian consulate in San Francisco is helping the victim's family and ‘following the incident up with the Police authorities. “We are coordinating with the investigative agencies.

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 8 April 2017 6:53 AM GMT

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Washington: In case of yet another Indian national being attacked in the United States, a 26-year-old Vikram Jaryal was shot dead in an alleged robbery at the gas station, here, he was working.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed about the incident through her twitter on Saturday, stating that the ministry received a report on the shootout incident resulting in the tragic death of Indian national Vikram Jaryal in Washington State of USA.

“The victim was only 26 years old and had reached US only 25 days back. He was working at the gas station of a family friend,” the EAM said.

She further tweeted that at least two miscreants entered the shop at 0130 hours on April 6 last. “They snatched cash from victim and shot on his chest. This resulted in his death," said Swaraj.

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The minister said that Indian authorities were continuously ‘coordinating with the investigative agencies and the Indian consulate in San Francisco is helping the victim's family and ‘following the incident up with the Police authorities. “We are coordinating with the investigative agencies. They have got the CCTV footage and are in the process of apprehending the culprits," she said.

This is the latest in a series of attacks on Indian nationals or people of Indian origin living in the US since President Donald Trump assumed office in January.

Previous attacks:

  • An Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed while his friend injured in a shooting by an Army veteran on February 22.
  • On March 3, another Indian national Deep Rai was shot by a partially masked gunman in his driveway while working on his car in Kent, Washington state.

The recent incidents has attracted widespread attention to the safety of Indian Americans living in the United States.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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