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Tibetan from India among US shooting victims

world Updated: Apr 04, 2012 10:53 IST

A recent Tibetan immigrant from India, the latest identified victim of Monday's shooting rampage at a small California university, worked for five years in the education department of Tibet's government-in-exile in Dharamsala. Another shooting victim was Sikkim-born Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, 38, of San Francisco.

He was killed when the gunman stole his car outside the school Monday morning.

"It's really sad that people came from Tibet, and from other places, for safety and a better life and this happens to them," Thepo Tulku, one of the founding members of the East Bay's Tibetan exile community, was quoted as saying.

"She's a really caring person," Tulku said. "That's why her dream was to be a nurse, helping people."

Meanwhile, Indian American nursing student Dawinder Kaur, 19, and two other survivors have been released from Highland Hospital.

Kaur, who was shot in the arm, was doing well physically after being treated for her injuries but was still under the shock of the murders, her family said.

Meanwhile CNN reported that city police claim the alleged shooter One L. Goh, 43, "does not appear to be remorseful at all."

The police believe Goh was disgruntled after being expelled from the university earlier this year and felt ostracized and "picked on," it said.

"This was a calculated, cold-blooded execution in the classroom," Police Chief Howard Jordan was quoted as saying.