Indian Shot Dead in US, Investigation Underway, Tweets Sushma Swaraj

April 08, 2017 15:50
Indian Shot Dead in US, Investigation Underway, Tweets Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, tweeted this morning, that India is coordinating with investigating agencies in the US, and a probe is underway, after a 26-year old man was shot dead in Washington, US.

The victim, identified as Vikram Jaryal was allegedly shot dead, by two masked armed robbers at a convenience store of a gas station. The Minister also said, that the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, is helping the family of the victim.

Swaraj tweeted, “I have received a report on the shootout incident resulting in the tragic death of Indian national Vikram Jaryal in Washington State USA.”

“The victim was only 26 years old and had reached US only 25 days back. He was working at the gas station of a family friend,” she said in a series of tweets.


“On 6 April two miscreants entered the shop at 1.30 am. They snatched cash from victim and shot on his chest. This resulted in his death.”

“We are coordinating with the investigative agencies. They have got the CCTV footage and are in the process of apprehending the culprits.”

“Our consulate in San Francisco is helping the family and following this up with the Police authorities,” She said in another tweet.

Jaryal, who was from the Hoshiarpur district in Punjab, worked as a clerk in the convenience store. He was behind the counter when two people in masks came in and robbed the store. Police sources say, Jaryal handed the suspects money, but one of the suspects fired at him.

The police had quoted saying, “The victim was able to tell officers what happened when they arrived a few minutes later; but tragically, he died a short time later at the hospital.”

Earlier, in this March 5, 2017, members of the South Asian community and others attend a peace vigil for Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the 32-year-old Indian engineer killed at a bar Olathe, Kansas, in Bellevue, Washington.

By Supraja

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