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Last rites of alleged hate-crime victim Kuchibhotla performed

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India]: The last rites of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla were performed here today, amidst a wave of emotional upheaval.

Rituals were performed at Kuchibhotla’s residence in Hyderabad.

Kuchibhotla’s mortal remains arrived on Monday night. Telangana’s Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali was also present at the airport to receive his body.

Police personnel were deployed at the cargo terminal building and Minister of Transport for Telangana, Mahender Reddy was earlier present at the airport but left due to flight’s delay.

Kuchibhotla was killed when 52-year-old Adam Purinton, walked into Austins Bar and Grill in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe and opened fire on Wednesday evening.

Kuchibhotla’s friend, Alok Madasani, and Ian Grillot, a bar-goer who tried to intervene in the attack, were also shot, but survived.

Witnesses told local media they heard the suspect yell, “Get out of my country.” Meanwhile, the FBI has launched an investigation to determine whether the shooting was a hate crime.

Purinton has been charged with one count of premeditated first-degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first-degree murder. (ANI)