External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday condoled the death of Sharath Kopuu, an Indian student killed in Kansas City in the US during a robbery attempt.
Sharath Kopuu, who hails from Telangana, was shot dead on Friday, during a suspected incident of robbery at J’s Fish and Chicken Market, where he worked as a part-time employee.
Kopuu came to the US in January to pursue his master’s degree at University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
Sushma Swaraj in a tweet said, “Kansas incident – My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. We will follow this up with the Police and provide all assistance to the family.”
“I have spoken to Sharath’s father Shri Ram Mohan 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,” she said in another tweet.
Consulate General of India in Chicago expressed condolences and promised to provided all assistance. “Deepest condolences to the family of K Sharat who was victim of a shooting in Kansas City Missouri. Consulate officials are on the way. We will provide all assistance,” the consulate tweeted on Saturday.
Meanwhile the Kansas City Police has released a video of the suspect and has announced a USD 10,000 reward for information leading to him.