The Telangana government today assured the family of Sharath Koppu, a city student shot dead during a robbery bid in Kansas in the USA, that it would take all steps to bring back his body at the earliest.
According to Kansas authorities, Sharath, who hails from Warangal district of 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.
Sharath Koppu, 25, a software engineer went to the US in January to pursue his master’s degree.
A family member of the slain student told the media here that “he was brutally shot dead by an unknown stranger on Friday night and succumbed to his injuries. This is very sad for all of us.
“We just want External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to support and take this (matter) seriously and get the culprits arrested and punished.
At the same time we also request our embassy in the USA and the MEA to facilitate us in bringing back the body to…