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Telangana man shot at after argument in California departmental store, critical

Attacks against people of Indian origin have of late increased in the US.

india Updated: Jun 08, 2017 22:19 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
Telangana,Telangana man shot in US,Mubeen Ahmed
Mubeen Ahmed went to the US to do masters in engineering in 2015 and was working in a departmental store in California after completing his studies. (HT Photo)

A 26-year-old youth from Telangana was shot at allegedly by an unidentified person in California four days ago, his family members said on Thursday.

The condition of the youth from the state’s Sangareddy district is stated to be critical.

The incident was said to have happened at 6pm on June 4.

The victim, Mubeen Ahmed, went to the US to pursue his masters in engineering in February 2015 after completing B Tech in electronics and communications engineering from the state’s Royal Institute of Technology and Science.

After completing his course two months ago he has been working at a departmental store near California.

Victim’s uncle Mufti Aslam Osman said Mubeen was about to finish his duty at the store and return to his apartment in Fremont, when a few black persons stormed his place and demanded of him money and his mobile phone.

“Apparently, an argument ensued between him and the miscreants when one of them opened fire at him, before fleeing the spot,” Osman told HT.

“He was immediately rushed to Eden Medical Centre in Castro Valley. The bullets pierced into his abdomen and liver,” he added.

Mubeen’s friends alerted a couple of his relatives in Chicago and they reached California to attend to him. “He is said to be on a ventilator and his condition is critical,” Osman said.

Mubeen’s father Mujeeb Ahmed, who works at a military institution in Secunderabad, is making arrangements to leave for the US.

The family brought the incident to the notice of Sangareddy MLA Chinta Prabhakar, who on his part alerted Telangana irrigation minister T Harish Rao to make visa arrangements for Mujeeb.

“Mujeeb would leave for the US after getting the visa in a day or two,” Osman said.

Attacks against people of Indian origin have of late increased in the US. In February a 26-year-old youth from the state’s Warangal district was shot dead at Milpitas city in Santa Clara Country of California by a man suspected to be a carjacker.

First Published: Jun 08, 2017 14:27 IST