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Body of Telangana student Sharath Koppu killed in Kansas brought to Hyderabad

Sharath Koppu, hailing from Telangana, was fatally shot on July 6 during a suspected incident of robbery at a Kansas restaurant where he worked.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2018 09:17 IST
Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
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Sharath Koppu was pursuing his masters in software engineering at University of Missouri.(HT Photo )

The body of Sharath Koppu, an Indian student who was killed during an attempted robbery in Kansas City in the US last week, arrived here on Wednesday night.

The body arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport and former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya was among those who paid homage to the departed soul.

According to authorities in Kansas, Koppu, 25, hailing from Telangana, was fatally shot during a suspected incident of robbery at a restaurant where he worked. He died shortly after being taken to a hospital on Friday.

Kansas City police announced a $ 10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect and released a brief video of the suspect inside the restaurant moments before the shooting.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jul 12, 2018 07:30 IST