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Will provide all assistance to family of Indian student killed in Kansas: Sushma Swaraj

Sharath Koppu, who hails 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.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2018 13:38 IST
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External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj offered condolences to the Sharath Koppu’ family and said she will follow up the incident with authorities.(AP)

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday condoled the death of an Indian student during an attempted robbery in Kansas City in the United States and assured all required assistance to the family of the deceased.

According to authorities in Kansas, Sharath Koppu, who hails 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 incident — My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. We will follow this up with the Police and provide all assistance to the family,” Swaraj tweeted.

Koppu from Telangana was a software engineer who came to the US in January to pursue his master’s degree.

“An Indian student became victim of shooting in Kansas City, Missouri. We r in contact with his family & police. We will provide all assistance. Our officers are also on the way to Kansas City (sic),” the Consulate General of India in Chicago had tweeted on Saturday.

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

First Published: Jul 08, 2018 13:34 IST