• Department of Justice Jun 9, 2017

    Kansas Man Accused of Hate Crime in Death of Indian Citizen

    A man accused in a bar shooting in suburban Kansas City that left one Indian national dead and another wounded was indicted by a federal grand jury on hate crime charges, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday. The indictment against Adam Purinton, 52, of Olathe, Kansas, comes after a Feb. 22 shooting at Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas....

  • Asher Klein Feb 28, 2017

    Hometown Grieves for Indian Engineer Killed in Kansas Bar

    Hundreds of grieving family and friends tearfully mourned a 32-year-old engineer in his southern Indian hometown Tuesday after he was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in a crowded Kansas bar. Tears rolled down the cheeks of Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s parents, Madhusudhan Rao and Parvatha Vardhini, as his body was cremated in Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state. Losing a...

  • Kansas Feb 27, 2017

    Mourners Hold March, Vigil For Kansas Bar Shooting Victims

    Hundreds of people united in love and support for victims of an Olathe, Kansas, bar shooting last week. People marched with signs in honor of the men shot at the Austins Bar and Grill. One man died and two others were injured, all were of Indian descent. Authorities have charged 51-year-old Adam Purinton with first-degree murder and two counts of...

  • Asher Klein Feb 27, 2017

    911 Call: Kansas Bar Shooting Suspect Said He'd Killed ‘Iranians'

    A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting in Kansas told a 911 dispatcher that the man admitted shooting two “Iranians” and needed a place to stay for a couple of days. A recording from Henry County, Missouri, 911 reveals that the bartender warned police not to approach the...

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