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Friday, 24 February 2017 23:53

Exclusive: New York: "Get out of my country!" was the racial slurs killer Adam Purinton hurled at two Indians immigrant software engineers Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Reddy Madasani during an argument at the local bar in Olathe, Kansas City, Missouri before 51-year-old retired American military Purinton fired shots at them which killed Srinivas and Alok and an American Ian Grillot were injured. Indian engineers both worked at Garmin, a GPS technology company.

Late Srinivas Kuchibhotla with his wife Sunayana Dumala. Photo courtesy: Kranti Shalia via AP

According to Times of India, Srinivas had a master's degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad.  

A funding campaign to help Srinivas's family already garnered almost $300,000 within 24 hours.

According to National Science Foundation, Indian-origin scientists and engineers in the U.S. grew 85% to 950,000, out of Asia's total 2.96 million between 2003 and 2013. There are about 2.8 million Indian Americans according to 2010 U.S. Census, accounting for 4.7 percent of the 41.3 million foreign-born population.


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