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US man admits killing Hyderabad’s Kuchibotla in racist attack

The man, identified as Adam Purinton, who shot Indian software engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla after shouting, ‘Get out of my country’ is said to have admitted in an US state court to the murder that shocked the United States of America.

Adam further admitted in the Kansas court to attempting to murder Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot, the American hero, who tried to defend the two Indians during the attack at a sports bar in Olathe in February 2017.

Since he has admitted to the killing and the attacks, there would not be a full trial, sparing the victims and their families the agony of reliving the incident in court testimonies.

Purinton is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4.

However, Purinton, who is white, has also been charged separately in a federal court with hate crime murder by federal prosecutors who allege that he targeted Kuchibhotla and Madasani because of their race, ethnicity or national origin.

Originally from Hyderabad, Kuchibhotla was a B. Tech in electrical and electronics engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. He had a master’s degree from the University of Texas, El Paso. Madasani graduated from Vasavi College of Engineering in 2006, and came to the US as a Master’s student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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