Thursday, March 9, 2017
Third Indian attacked in US within 10 days
In another shocking incident, a Sikh man belonging to Indian community was injured when a masked gunman opened fire at him in front of his house in Washington after saying “Go back to your own country.”
This is the third shooting attack on Indian national within last 10 days in the United States (US), in which the victim was hit in the arm but survived on Friday night attack.
The victim, who has not been identified by name but is believed to be 39-year-old Sikh, was working on his car in front of his house in Kent city of Washington state when the gunman described as white, who had his face partially covered, opened fire at him.
Kent city Police chief, Ken Thomas was quoted saying on Saturday morning. “We’re early on in our investigation and we are treating this as a very serious incident.”
According to local news channel, the incident was being investigated as a possible hate crime and police had reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for help.
On last Thursday, in recent spate of attacks, Harnish Patel of Lancaster in South Carolina, was killed and Srinivas Kuchibhotla was murdered on February 22 in Olathe, Kansas.
Same kind of incident was reported earlier when one more Indian, Alok Madasani got injured in the Olathe attack but he survived.