Will provide all help to Sharath family: Sushma
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday condoled the death of Warangal student Sharath Koppu during an attempted robbery in Kansas City in the US and assured all required assistance to the family of the deceased Swaraj spoke to the father of the 26yearold Sharath and assured help
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday condoled the death of Warangal student Sharath Koppu during an attempted robbery in Kansas City in the US and assured all required assistance to the family of the deceased. Swaraj spoke to the father of the 26-year-old Sharath and assured help.
"Kansas incident - I have spoken to Sharath's father Rammohan Reddy in Hyderabad to convey our heartfelt condolences. We have offered that in case a family member wishes to go to Kansas, we will facilitate the US visa. Else, we will bring the mortal remains at the earliest," Swaraj tweeted.
The deceased's father Reddy has sought help from the External Affairs Minister and Telangana’s NRI Minister K T Rama Rao to bring the body home. For her part, Swaraj later tweeted that the Union government will do a follow up on the matter and she also directed India's envoy in the United States Navtej Sarna to do the needful. India's Consulate General's office in Chicago also tweeted saying: "Deepest condolences to the family of Sharath. We will provide all assistance".
According to authorities in Kansas, Sharath was shot dead during a suspected incident of robbery at a restaurant where he worked. He died shortly after being taken to a hospital late on Friday. Koppu was a software engineer who went to the US in January to pursue his master's degree. The Kansas City Police announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect and released a brief video of the suspect inside the restaurant moments before the shooting.