Kansas man charged with hate crime for killing Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla

  • Kansas man charged with hate crime for killing Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla
10-06-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

In the United States, Adam Purinton, a US Navy veteran accused of killing Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring two others at a suburban Kansas City bar, has been indicted on federal hate crime and firearms charges.
 
The Justice Department announced on Friday that Adam Purinton, 51, of Olathe, Kansas was indicted by a federal grand jury.
 
The Department of Justice has accused Purinton of shooting and killing Kuchibhotla, and attempting to kill Alok Madasani, also an Indian national, because of their actual and perceived race, colour, religion and national origin. Witnesses said Purinton yelled at the two Indian men to get out of my country before pulling the trigger in the attack.
 
The man allegedly killed and another wounded by Purinton on Feb. 22 at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, were Indian nationals.
 
The announcement in this regard was made by the Acting Assistant Attorney General Thomas E Wheeler, II, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, and United States Attorney Thomas E Beall of the District of Kansas. Puritan faces a maximum penalty of death or life in prison.
 
The Justice Department will determine at a later date whether, in this particular case, it will seek the death penalty.

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