Sushma hails heroism of US national Grillot

Sushma hails heroism of US national Grillot

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj hailed the heroism of Ian Grillot and sent a message to the US citizen, who was injured while trying to save two Indian IT professionals in Kansas on February 22.

Anupam Ray, Consul General of India in Houston, travelled to Kansas to meet Grillot and his parents at Kansas University hospital. He conveyed to Grillot the message from the External Affairs Minister.

Grillot was hit by bullets when he tried to save Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani when they were targeted in an apparent hate crime at a bar in Kansas. Kuchibhotla was killed and Madasani injured.

Kuchibhotla and Madasani worked for multinational company Garmin Limited at Olathe in Kansas. They were shot at by a local resident Adam Purinton, who, according to some reports in US media, hurled racial slur at his victims.

Grillot was discharged from Kansas University hospital on Thursday. Kuchibhotla's wife Sunayana Dumala also thanked Grillot in a Facebook post. Meanwhile, a report from Houston Grillot  has been released from the hospital.

The University of Kansas Health System said that Grillot was released from the hospital on Tuesday and has been invited to India to be recognised for his heroics.

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