Days after he was shot during an attempted robbery in Kansas city in the US, the body of Indian student Sharath Koppu was laid to rest in Telangana after his last rites were performed in Warangal on Thursday.
The body had arrived at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) late on Wednesday and it was received by family members.
It was later shifted to Kareemabad in Warangal, where Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari and other senior leaders met with the family and extended their condolences.
Former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, who lost his son earlier this year after the 21-year-old suffered a heart attack, also met with the grieving family in Hyderabad on Wednesday night.
Sharath Koppula, who was studying in University of Missouri, Kansas City, was critically injured when a man fired at him at J's Fish and Chicken Market located at 5412 Prospect Ave in the city. He was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Sharath hailed from Warangal town. After completing his engineering at the Vasavi College of Engineering in Hyderabad, he was employed at a software firm in the city. He moved to the US to do an MS this year.
Police yet to make breakthrough
Meanwhile, the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) is yet to make a breakthrough even though it managed to identify the suspect quickly and released a video of the man.
According to media reports, the police were yet to receive any solid leads or tip offs on the suspect.
"It’s surprising to me more have not come forward. The video is of good quality. One caller with the right information could help resolve it all quickly," Lionel Colon with the KCPD told KCTV.
The Kansas police have announced a reward of $10,000 for any information on the suspect and also published his visuals and said that he was seen in a brown and white shirt.
“Anyone who recognizes this suspect is encouraged to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or through the P3 app or at www.kccrimestoppers.com,” the Kansas police stated in a press release.
Watch the video below.