Kansas shooting: Slain Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla cremated

The mortal remains of Srinivas Kucibothla reached the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Monday night. Photograph:( ANI )

PTI Hyderabad, Telangana, India Feb 27, 2017, 06.00 PM (IST)

The last rites of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Indian engineer who was killed in a Kansas bar shooting, was performed today afternoon (February 28) at Jubilee Hills, his family members said. 

His mortal remains arrived on Monday night at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad by a special Air India flight from where it was taken to his home in Bachupally area on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

The body of Srinivas Kochibotla who was shot in the Kansas shooting, arrived in Hyderabad last night on a special Air India flight at 10 pm. (WION)


The mother of Srinivas, Vardhini told reporters that no parents should suffer like them and urged all Indians to be united and make sure that such an incident doesn't happen again, reported PTI.

"There are not many highly educated persons in our family. We thought he would earn a name for himself and the family, besides being well-off. We have never thought that he would be on newspapers and TV channels like this. No parents should suffer like this," she said.

Noting that the US is a land of immigrants, she wondered how can professionals be stopped from working in the country.

Srinivas had been working at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe in Kansas City. Another Indian and his colleague Alok Madasani were injured in the incident.

The incident took place at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe in Kansas City in the US state of Missouri.

Ian Grillot, an American, was injured when he tried to tackle the accused, Adam Purinton,51, a US navy veteran was arrested last Thursday, five hours after the incident.

Purinton had reportedly yelled "get out of my country" before opening fire on Kuchibhotla and Madasani.

(WION with inputs from agencies)