'Coordinating with US agencies over Indian's killing'

Sushma says cops have CCTV footage of incident

'Coordinating with US agencies over Indian's killing'

The Consulate General of India at San Francisco in the US are in touch with local police officers in Washington State, where Vikram Jaryal, was killed by armed robbers recently.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India (CGI) in San Francisco, to provide all possible assistance to Jaryal’s family and coordinate with the investigating police officers. “I have received a report on the shoot-out incident resulting in the tragic death of Indian national Vikram Jaryal in Washington State USA,” Sushma posted on Twitter.

She said that the CGI in San Francisco is helping the family and following up with the authorities of Yakima City of Washington about the investigation. “We are coordinating with the investigative agencies. They have got the CCTV footage and are in the process of apprehending the culprits,” she tweeted.

Jaryal, 26, hailed from Punjab and reached the US only 25 days ago. He was working at a store owned by a family friend. Two armed robbers got into the store at 1:30 am on April 6. They snatched cash from Jaryal and shot him on the chest. He succumbed to injuries.

Third victim

Jaryal is the third Indian-origin man to be killed in the US since February. Indian citizens Srinivas Kuchibhotla and his friend Alok Madasani, who worked for multinational company Garmin Limited at Olathe in Kansas, were shot at by a local resident Adam Purinton at a local bar on February 22.

The assailant purportedly hurled racial slur at his victims. Kuchibhotla was killed and Madasani was injured. Ian Grillot, a US citizen, was injured while trying to save Kuchibhotla and Madasani.

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