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Two Indian engineers were shot at, in a bar in Kansas, by a man who reportedly yelled "get out of my country".

Andhra CM Naidu reacts to attack on Indians in US says he is saddened
news News Friday, February 24, 2017 - 14:44

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is saddened by the killing of an Indian in shooting in the US.

"Saddened to learn about the death of Srinivas Kuchibotla and injuries to Alok Madasani in Kansas," tweeted Naidu on Friday.

Both the men hailed from Telangana and were working as aviation programme managers at Garmin, an electronics manufacturer.

Kuchibhotla (32), from Hyderabad, was killed and Madasani, from Warangal town were injured when an American fired at them at a bar in Olathe, Kansas State, on Wednesday. 

Kuchibholta graduated from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad in 2005 with a degree in electrical engineering.

He did his Master's degree from the University of Texas in El Paso and was working since 2014 with Garmin.

Kuchibhotla is survived by his wife Sunayana Dumala, who is also from Hyderabad and works in a technology company in Kansas. They married in 2012.

Hailing from Warangal, Madasani is a graduate from the Vasavi College of Engineering in Hyderabad.

Madasani, who did his Master's from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, also started at Garmin around the same time as Kuchibhotla.

The attacker mistook the Indians for "Middle Easterners" and reportedly yelled "get out of my country".

Madasani's father Jaganmohan Reddy said the family received the information Friday morning from his elder son who lives in Dallas in the US. Madasani is stated to be out of danger.

Reddy, who plans to rush to the US, said his son was living in Kansas since 2008, but never faced any such incident. 

He said he came to know that the attacker opened fire despite Madasani telling him that they were legally living and working in the US. 

Kuchibhotla is the second youth from Telangana to be killed in the US in February.

Software engineer Vamshi Reddy Mamidala was shot dead by an alleged drug addict in Milpitas, California, on February 10, in the garage of his apartment building.

The 27-year-old, who also hailed from Warangal district, had gone to the US in 2015 and after his Master's, was looking for a regular job.

His body was brought home on February 17.


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