Slain Indian techie’s body reaches Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The body of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in the US last week in a suspected hate crime, was flown in here Monday night.
The body was brought by a cargo flight, which arrived at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport around 10 p.m.
Kuchibhotla’s parents K. Madhusudhana Sastry and Parvata Vardhini and other family members received the body. After completing all formalities, the body was carried in an ambulance to his house at Bachupally on the city outskirts.
Kuchibhotla’s wife Sunayana Dumala, her brother, sister-in-law and another relative reached the city by a passenger flight.
Telangan Transport Minister Mahender Reddy and some leaders of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) were also present at the airport to receive the body.
The Ministry of External Affairs has made arrangements to bring the mortal remains.
Police had made elaborate security arrangements at the airport and media persons were barred from the cargo terminal.
The last rites will be performed Tuesday at Jubliee Hills, family members said.
Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani was injured when Adam W. Purinton, a white man who earlier served in the US Navy, shot them at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas state, on Wednesday night.
Purinton reportedly got into an argument with the victims and hurled racial slurs. He yelled “get out of my country”, “terrorist” before shooting them.
Kuchibhotla of Hyderabad and his colleague Madasani from Warangal district in Telangana were working as aviation programme managers at Garmin, an MNC.